Matt Zullo: “U.S. Navy Telegraphic Code” at PART of Westford Meeting Online, February 15, 2022

PART of Westford logoGeorge Allison, K1IG, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:

The February PART meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, beginning at 7:30 PM via Webex video conference.  A meeting link is below; just click on the green button to join in.  You can join the conference any time after 7:00 PM to check out your gear or just rag chew until the meeting starts. We will NOT be meeting in person at the Senior Center until further notice.

Our speaker for the February meeting is Matt Zullo, a retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, who authored two books covering the history of the On The Roof Gang. His books “The US Navy’s On The Roof Gang – Prelude to War” Volume 1 and “The US Navy’s On The Roof Gang – War In The Pacific” Volume 2, tell the story of story of the 176 Sailors and Marines who learned the Japanese katakana telegraphic code and how to intercept Imperial Japanese Navy communications, setting in motion events that would lead to the birth of the US Navy’s communications intelligence organization. He’ll be talking about the origins of the Naval Security Group and how these people intercepted and broke the Japanese naval codes during WW2.
See you Tuesday!
George K1IG
President, PART of Westford
[To request conference login information, contact George Allison, K1IG, at k1ig -at- arrl -dot- net]

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