How a Band Helped Win WWII in the Pacific

A Navy band was displaced by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

Once they were bandsmen, they became cryptoanalysts, operating out of “Pearl.” They used their unique talents to break the Japanese code.

https://auburnpub.com/news/local/roger-hare-admiral-nimitzs-secret-weapon-pearl-harbor-musicians/article_9680603c-e84d-5647-b00e-3d64bb1a91e6.html

Unnamed band on the deck of the USS Missouri, 1945, on the occasion of the Japanese surrender. (https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/110822)

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