SNAFU Situation Normal All F***d Up: Sailor, Airman and Soldier Slang of World War II

SNAFU Situation Normal All F***d Up: Sailor, Airman and Soldier Slang of World War II

by Gordon L. Rottman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782001751
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Series: General Military Series
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 463,860
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. The author lives in Cypress, TX.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Author's note

Introduction

Phonetic Alphabets

PART I – American Slang

US Navy

US Aviation Services

US Army and Marine Corps

PART II – British Slang

Royal Navy

Royal Air Force

British Army

PART III – German Slang

Kriegsmarine

Luftwaffe

Heer

Appendix 1 – Crew Nicknames for Ships

Appendix 2 – US Navy Ship Types

Appendix 3 – US Aircraft Official Names

Appendix 4 – Commonwealth Official Aircraft Names

Appendix 5 – Aircraft Class and Manufactures' Codes

Abbreviations

Select Bibliography

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