A Brief Hacker History

Joe Desch is shown in the backyard of his parent's home in Dayton, Ohio, circa 1935. In 1942 and 1943, Desch headed a top secret program at Dayton's National Cash Register Co. to develop a high-speed deciphering machine, called a Bombe, to crack the Nazi submarine code. The project was second in priority only to the Manhattan Project that built the Atom Bomb.

Now, his daughter and grandson have uncovered the mystery of the codebreaking research that led the United States to crack the Nazi submarine code. Eyeballing A Brief Hacker History

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