[LINK] (FWD) telegraph: US 'stole credit for cracking Pacific war code'
Thu, 07 Sep 2000 13:31:10 +1000
THE long-held belief that America played the dominant role in
vital Japanese codes during the Second World War has been
by a book that awards most of the credit to the British and
The "true heroes" of the Allied codebreaking effort, Smith says,
Eric Nave, an Australian officer attached to the Royal Navy, and
Tiltman, a British cryptographer.
Although the Americans claimed that they broke JN25, the Japanese
navy's operational code which contributed to the destruction of the
Japanese carrier fleet at Midway, it was the work of Tiltman - only
few weeks after it came into use in 1939.