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bernster
07-30-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm editing my late father's WWII memoirs.
I ran across a few terms I don't know.

#1 CCR AD
Context: CCR 9th AD
(I know that 'CCR' is 'Command Control Reserve', sort of
like an alternate regiment)

#2 CCC
Context:
"These coats were from the stocks that had been issued to the CCC boys during the depression."
"I believe that the detachment of POWs occupied a camp that had been part of the CCC program."

#3 Hdg.
Context: 1st Bn. Hdg. Co. (First Battalion Hdg. Company)

#4 Rpt.
Context: "407 Rpt. Co., 104 Rpt. Bn."

Alessandra Kelley
07-30-2011, 07:40 PM
Not a WWII expert, but I know that CCC was the Civilian Conservation Corps, Roosevelt's answer to mass unemployment -- get the boys out in camps planting trees, building dams, and basically fixing up the environment. It was a big deal in the 1930s. I once haf a job cataloguing ancient mimeographed CCC camp newsletters.

Puma
07-31-2011, 02:45 AM
There are various lists of WWII acronyms

http://www.ww2f.com/wwii-general/47974-abbreviations-acronyms-ww2-service-records.html

http://www.acronymfinder.com/World-War-II-(WWII).html

There's also an official military list, but I didn't find it just now when I Googled. Puma

Chase
07-31-2011, 03:11 AM
I think these are correct:




#1 CCR AD
Context: CCR 9th AD:

Command Control Reserve of the Ninth Armored Division

#2 CCC
Context: "These coats were from the stocks that had been issued to the CCC boys during the depression."
"I believe that the detachment of POWs occupied a camp that had been part of the CCC program."

Civilian Conservation Corps

#3 Hdg.
Context: 1st Bn. Hdg. Co.:

Headquarters Company of the First Battalion

#4 Rpt.
Context: "407 Rpt. Co., 104 Rpt. Bn."

407th Replacement Company of the 104th Replacement Battalion



Chase, old enough to remember the brown boot army