Navy honors code-breakers whose work was key to Midway victory
By William Cole email@example.com
June 3, 2017
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Adm. Scott H. Swift, left, head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, talked with Peggy Miniclier and her father, John F. Miniclier, a retired Marine Corps colonel, Friday, after the Navy’s ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway and Station HYPO at Pearl Harbor. Miniclier was manning the Midway search light watch tower when the Japanese attacked.
The office spaces in the basement of Building 1, which formerly housed Station HYPO, are today primarily classrooms. In May 1942 intelligence experts at the Combat Intelligence Unit at Pearl Harbor, known as Station HYPO, intercepted hundreds of Japanese messages per day and deciphered about 25 percent of their contents.