Military Map Symbols Because someday you might find yourself called to read one.
Army Air Forces
Artillery, except Antiaircraft and Coast Artillery
Chemical Warfare Service
NOTE: Airborne units are designated by combining a gull
wing symbol with the arm or service symbol:
following symbols placed either in boundary lines or above
the rectangle, triangle, or circle enclosing the identifying arm
or service symbol indicate the size of military organization:
Company, troop, battery, Air Force flight
Battalion, cavalry squadron, or Air Force
Regiment or group; combat team (with
abbreviation CT following identifying numeral)
Brigade, Combat Command of Armored Division,
or Air Force Wing
Division or Command of an Air Force
Corps or Air Force
Group of Armies
Weapon Symbols on a Military Map
Howitzer or Mortar
- Reading a Military Map The
letter or number to the left of the symbol indicates the unit
designation; that to the right, the designation of the parent unit
to which it belongs to. Letters or numbers above or below boundary
lines designate the units separated by the lines
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