Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, October 1, 1944
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Chapter XII: Conventional Signs and Abbreviations
Section III: Military Signs
NOTE. The arrangement of the Army signs follows that adopted by the Japanese, and is outlined below. The arrangement of the Navy and Special Naval Landing Force signs is arbitrary.
1. ARMY SIGNS.
a. Common to all arms.
f. Air, antiaircraft, and meteorological.
g. Armored Forces.
h. Field works.
l. Transport, Supply, and Medical Services.
m. Line of Communications.
n. Siege and fortress defense.
2. NAVY SIGNS.
NOTE. For Army air and shipping signs see paragraph 1 of this section. Navy hydrographic signs are listed in section I, paragraph 2, of this chapter.
a. Bases, anchorages.
b. Ships, personnel.
d. Fortifications, miscellaneous installations.
3. SPECIAL NAVAL LANDING FORCE SIGNS.
NOTE. The following signs have been compiled from various sources, and are not considered complete or necessarily standard for all special naval landing forces. Although Navy signs are used wherever appropriate (e.g., the basic sign for aircraft), most of the signs are identical or similar to the corresponding Army signs because the functions and equipment of naval landing forces resemble more closely those of the Army than of the Navy.
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