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World War II Index/Glossary of Terms

ULTRA

High-grade communications intelligence.

United Nations

The Declaration of the United Nations initiating this international organization was signed by the leaders of 26 nations on January 1, 1942.

USCG (USCGR)

The abbreviations for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

USFIP

United States Forces in the Philippines.

USMC (USMCR)

The common abbreviations for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Marine Corps can also be abbreviated as MarCor, or just MC.

USN (USNR)

The common abbreviations for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.

USS

United States Ship

V-1

The world's first ballistic missile, developed by the Nazis. The first V-1 flying bombs were launched on Britain in June 1944.

V-2

The second generation of the V-1 ballistic missile developed by the Nazis. The first V-2 flying bombs were launched on Britain in September 1944.

V-E Day

May 8, 1945. The day Germany surrendered. The official end to World War II in Europe.

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