Bratton, Rufus, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
9668-Area Intelligence Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 9301, HQ Berlin Command
Service Years
1914 - 1952
Foreign Language(s)
Japanese
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Cold War Certificate

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Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Date of Passing
Mar 19, 1958
 
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War Department Military Intelligence Infantry Shoulder Cord Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007)




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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the Chief, Far Eastern Section of the War Department Intelligence Branch (G-2) from early 1937 to July 1944.

He intercepted and encoded the top secret Japanese 14 - Part Message. This message told the Japanese Embassy to break off all diplomatic relations with the USA early on the morning of Sunday, December 7th, 1941. He briefed General George Marshall on the immediate implications of this message. By the time the warnings of this message reached Hawaii, the Pearl Harbor attack was already in progress. 
   
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   1937-1943, 9601, United States Department of War

Colonel
From Month/Year
January / 1937
To Month/Year
- / 1943
Unit
United States Department of War Unit Page
Rank
Colonel
MOS
9601-Cryptanalytic Officer
Location
Pentagon
Country/State
District Of Columbia
 
 
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United States Department of War
The War Department existed from 1789 until September 18, 1947, when it split into Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force and joined the Department of the Navy as part of the new joint National Military Establishment (NME), renamed the United States Department of Defense in 1949.
Type
Support Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
WWII Army Units
Strength
Department of the Army
Created/Owned By
SF Cooper, Mark E, MAJ 46
   

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