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
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Last Address
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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




 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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WWII - American Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The American Theater was a minor area of operations during World War II. This was mainly due to both North and South America's geographical separation from the central theaters of conflict in Europe and Asia. Thus, any threat by the Axis Powers to invade the mainland United States or other areas was considered negligible, allowing for American resources to be deployed in overseas theaters.

This article includes attacks on continental territory, extending 200 miles (320 km) into the ocean, which is today under the sovereignty of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several other smaller states, but excludes military action involving the Danish territory of Greenland, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Aleutian Islands. The most well known battles in North America during World War II were the Attack on Pearl Harbor (the first attack on US soil since the Battle of Ambos Nogales), the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the Battle of the St. Lawrence, and the attacks on Newfoundland.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1941
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Sep 5, 2012
   
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  • Armijo, Jose Dolores, PFC, (1942-1946)
  • Barter, Charles Tracey, MAJ, (1940-1951)
  • Baum, Abraham, MAJ, (1940-1946)
  • Biasi, Thomas, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Bouck, Lyle Joseph, 1LT, (1940-1945)
  • Bricker, Edwin, BG, (1898-1943)
  • Burleson, Richard, COL, (1906-1942)
  • Campbell, Clifford R., PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Campbell, David Eugene, PFC, (1944-1946)
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