U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

The Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

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The On-the-Roof Gang were the pioneering generation of Naval Cryptologists who trained on the roof of the old Navy Building in Washington, D.C.

Armed with no more than a typewriter and a sea bag, these founders made their way singly to China where they erected crude antennas and established the Navy’s first listening outposts. Their fascinating successes have been captured in memoirs and oral histories and remain today as testimonials to the courage, determination and self-sacrifice of their generation.

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