WWII American Unit Markings
American Vehicle Markings for WW2 Jeeps
The American bumper codes are in three sections. The first part for Army, Corps / Division. The second for Regiment / Battalion. And the third for Company & Vehicle. Some examples explained.
The bumper codes on the Jeep above marked 29 – 175 – 1 HQ 2
29 = 29th Division. 175 = 175th Infantry. 1 = 1st Battalion. HQ = Headquarters. 2 = 2nd vehicle
Another example of bumper codes 101 AB 506 PI E 3
101 = 101st. AB = Airborne. 506 = 506th. PI = Parachute Infantry. E = E company. 3 = 3rd vehicle
Some examples of Regiment / Battalion codes found on American WW2 Jeeps
AB = Airborne. 3inch star = Army Air Force. AA = Anti-aircraft. Δ = Armoured. C = Cavalry. F/FA = Field Artillery. I = Infantry. M = Medical. P = Military Police. O = Ordnance. Q = Quartermaster. S = Signals.
Below is an extract from the American 850-5 regulations giving some examples.
Army Regulations 850-5