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Bratton, Rufus, COL USA(Ret).
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Date of Passing Mar 19, 1958
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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.