Bratton, Rufus, COL

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9668-Area Intelligence Officer
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 9301, HQ Berlin Command
Service Years
1914 - 1952
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South Carolina
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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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Cold War Veteran

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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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   1943-1945, 2900, 3rd Army

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Thompson, Orlen, BG, (1917-1946) AG 2110 Colonel
Patton, George Smith, GEN, (1909-1945) USA 00GC Lieutenant General
Gaffey, Hugh, MG, (1917-1946) USA 00G8 Major General
Brittingham, James, BG, (1916-1954) USA 00GC Brigadier General
Maddox, Halley, MG, (1920-1959) USA 00G3 Brigadier General
Muller, Walter, MG, (1918-1956) LO 2625 Brigadier General
Williams, Edward, LTG, (1920-1961) FA 1193 Brigadier General
Blackmore, Philip Guillou, BG, (1911-1950) QM 4510 Colonel
Campanole, Nickolas, COL, (1899-1945) CA 2180 Colonel
Koch, Oscar, BG, (1916-1954) MI 9301 Colonel
Carpenter, Charles, LTC, (1942-1946) AV 101D Lieutenant Colonel
Adams, Edward Everett, CPT, (1943-1946) CA 8105 Captain
Behers Jr., Bernard, LTC, (1941-1961) SC 0210 Captain
Posey, Robert Kelley, CPT, (1927-1945) CA 8104 Captain
Albright, Frank Phidias, 1LT, (1942-1946) CA 8105 First Lieutenant
Russell, Joseph, LTC, (1943-1965) QM 4445 First Lieutenant
Smith, Harold,T, COL, (1943-1973) FA 1154 Second Lieutenant
Mick, Junior, Cpl, (1943-1946) IN 745 Private First Class
Diemer, Christopher, PFC, (1941-1945) IN 745 Private (E-2)
Gibson Sr., Fredrick, Cpl, (1942-1945) AR 736 Private (E-2)
Mims, John, M/Sgt, (1940-1945) TC AAF MOS 345 Master Sergeant
Allen, William, S/Sgt, (1940-1945) SC 776 Staff Sergeant
Dietz, Robert, S/Sgt, (1941-1945) IN 745 Staff Sergeant
Gunderson, Conrad, S/Sgt, (1941-1945) FA 645 Staff Sergeant
REDINGER, CECIL, T/3, (1943-1946) OD 909 Technician Third Grade
Brubeck, Dave, Sgt, (1942-1946) AB 439 Sergeant
Dodd, Fred, Sgt, (1940-1945) IN 188 Sergeant
Hawk (CMoH), John Druse, Sgt, (1943-1945) IN 604 Sergeant
Rulli, Anthony, Sgt, (1943-1945) EN 968 Sergeant
Worley, Oscar, Sgt, (1941-1945) AR 761 Sergeant
Garrett, Richard, T/4, (1944-1946) IN 745 Technician Fourth Grade
Meyer, Russell Albion, T/4, (1941-1945) SC 043 Technician Fourth Grade
Crenna, Richard Donald, Cpl, (1944-1945) MI 05B Corporal
Culver, Roy, Cpl, (1943-1947) IN 521 Corporal
Mickel, Donald`, Sgt, (1944-1945) IN 746 Corporal
Collier, Garth, T/5, (1943-1945) TC 931 Technician Fifth Grade
Eddy, George, T/5, (1942-1945) EN 846 Technician Fifth Grade
Goodson, Milton, T/5, (1943-1946) TC 345 Technician Fifth Grade
Martin, John EN 078 Technician Fifth Grade
Reeves, Linual, T/5, (1942-1945) FA 645 Technician Fifth Grade
Wallace, Andrew Bruce, PFC, (1942-1945) FA 645 Private First Class
Cerroni, Angelo, Pvt, (1942-1945) AR 610 Private
Gilmore, John, PFC, (1943-1945) EN 729 Private
Kidd, Andrew, Pvt, (1942-1945) FA 845 Private
Maddox, Nelson, PFC, (1945-1945) IN 188 Private
Gaffey, Hugh, MG, (1917-1946) 2010 Major General
Honnen, George, MG, (1917-1957) 2010 Brigadier General
Codman, Charles, COL, (1915-1945) 2030 Colonel
Pfann, George, LTC, (1940-1945) 2011 Lieutenant Colonel
Krueger, Walter, GEN, (1898-1946) Lieutenant General
Truscott, Lucian King Jr., GEN, (1917-1947) Lieutenant General
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Decker, George Henry, GEN, (1924-1962) Colonel
Harkins, Paul Donal, GEN, (1929-1964) CV Colonel
Stevens, Pat M., COL, (1933-1964) Lieutenant Colonel
St. John, Adrian, MG, (1943-1977) First Lieutenant

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