Following the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military launched a secret program to recruit young, female college graduates to serve as code breakers in the war effort. In "CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II" journalist and author Liza Mundy reveals the revolutionary achievements and patriotic service of these remarkable women.
Liza Mundy recently spoke with us about the women who broke the codes used by the Germans and Japanese during WWII.
Due to the contributions of the National Cash Register Company (now the NCR Corporation), Dayton, Ohio became a key base of operations for code breaking efforts during the war. To learn more about the Dayton Codebreakers, click here.