The Cryptologic Command Display is a repository of historic Naval cryptologic documents, equipment, artifacts and photographs.
Here is a “jewel” in military history, a site dedicated to preserving the history of events and the heroes of every uniformed service of the United States from the Revolutionary War until the present time, exhibiting mementos that tell the story of our hallowed past.
Hampton Roads Naval Museum is one of 11 official Navy museums and is subordinate to Commander, Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic. Our mission is to study and interpret the history of the U.S. Navy in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In partnership with Nauticus: The National Maritime Center, and the Naval Sea Systems Command, the museum is in charge of the day-to-day management and historic interpretation of the Battleship Wisconsin.
The National Cryptologic Museum provides a “peek behind the curtain” at a once-secret world—the exploitation of enemy cryptology and the protection of American communications. These complementary activities have been of critical importance in both peace and war since the foundation of our nation, but knowledge about them has in the past been limited to a privileged few.
Several links to articles related to Pearl Harbor—The Black Chamber; Navy Cryptology: The Early Days; The On-The-Roof Gang; SIS; Early Japanese Systems; Linguists; Red and Purple; COMINT Stations Overseas; Following The Fleets; The Army And Navy Get Their Act Together; JN-25; The International Agreements; Pearl Harbor; The Investigations.
A Tribute to Bernard W. Horn A Purple Heart Recipient in World War II and also, a database of other Purple Heart Recipients and their information.
Written by Captain Duane L. Whitlock, U.S. Navy, Retired. Starting with his experiences at Corregidor, prior to evacuation and transfer to FRUMEL (Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne).
Not Quite Computers - Early Navy Codebreaking Machines by David L. Boslaugh, Capt. USN (RET)1. This is the second chapter of the Story of the Naval Tactical Data System hosted by the Engineering and Technology History Wiki2. This article is one of an eight-part series and describes CAPT Boslaugh’s experience and scholarship with Navy Cryptology and cryptologic data processing. You will find very interesting information concerning the development of OP-20-G, the CSAW, Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, NAVSECSTA, Engineering Research Associates (ERA), ENIAC, EDVAC, CAPT Joseph Wenger, CDR Edward Svenson, and Seymour Cray, among others.
1CAPT Boslaugh commanded the Naval Security Engineering Facility at the Naval Security Station in the early 1970s.
2The ETHW is developed by a partnership between the United Engineering Foundation, and the AIChE, AIME, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SPE and SWE.
Mission: To enhance the Navy's effectiveness by preserving, analyzing and interpreting its hard-earned experience and history for the Navy and the American people.
The Navy Memorial includes both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. The plaza is a round ceremonial amphitheater paved in granite to form a 100-foot diameter of the world. Surrounding the deck of the plaza are fountains, pools, flagpole masts, and sculptural panels depicting historic achievements of the sea services. A symbolic statue of a Lone Sailor stands watch near the edge of the plaza.
The mission of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.
Federal History is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published annually online and in print by the Society for History in the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The journal promotes scholarship on all aspects of the history and operations of the federal government, and of critical historical interactions between American society and the U.S. government, including the U.S. military, 1776 to the present. It also publishes articles investigating contemporary issues and challenges in federal history work, including the fields of history, archival science, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, Web–based history, memory studies, and other related areas. The journal highlights studies by historians working in or for federal agencies as well as independent scholars, many of which originate as presentations at the Society’s annual conference in the Washington, DC, area.
The mission of this site is to tell the story of hundreds of people who worked at the United States Naval Computing Machine Laboratory, a top secret project in Dayton during World War Two. These people kept their secret for over fifty years.