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Joe Rochefort's war [electronic resource] : the odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway / Elliot Carlson.

Author/Creator:
Carlson, Elliot, 1936-
Publication:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (625 p.)
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Subjects:
Rochefort, Joe, 1900-1976.
United States. Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
Midway, Battle of, 1942.
Cryptographers -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Electronic intelligence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Japanese.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is the first biography of Capt. Joe Rochefort, the Officer in Charge of Station Hypo the U.S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and his key role in breaking the Imperial Japanese Navy's main code before the Battle of Midway. It brings together the disparate threads of Rochefort's life and career, beginning with his enlistment in the Naval Reserve in 1918 at age 17 (dropping out of high school and adding a year to his age). It chronicles his earliest days as a mustang (an officer who has risen from the ranks), his fortuitous posting to Washington, where he headed the Navy's codebr
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Riddle of Joe Rochefort; 1 Trolley to San Pedro; 2 Mustang; 3 Odyssey of a Codebreaker; 4 Fleet Gadfly, Tokyo Whiz; 5 The Admiral's Confidant; 6 Assignment Pearl Harbor; 7 A Most Unusual Place; 8 Rochefort's World; 9 Shadowing Yamamoto; 10 Encounter with Kimmel; 11 Ill Wind; 12 Comedy of Errors; 13 Air Raid Pearl Harbor!; 14 The Long Wait for JN-25(b); 15 Pearl Harbor Aftermath; 16 Strike Up the Band; 17 Koryaku Butai; 18 Not a Very Glorious Incident; 19 The Dungeon Comes Alive; 20 A Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear; 21 King Comes Calling
22 Something Is Brewing23 Five Days in May; 24 Rochefort's War; 25 Affirm Fox Is Confirmed Here; 26 Nimitz Comes Around; 27 Our Man in Tokyo; 28 By Any and All Means; 29 Remedial Action; 30 Drydocked; Epilogue: The Medal; Appendix 1. Rochefort's DSM Citation; Appendix 2. Breaking JN-25(b); Appendix 3. The Meaning of Midway; Appendix 4. The Kido Butai and Radio Silence; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-281-73319-9
9786613789303
1-61251-073-6
OCLC:
762689547