Your purchase helps support NPR programming. The attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago Its Snowing (Jo Sandas & Rene Ablaze Club Mix) - Natlife - Sea & Snow EP in motion a series of battles in the Pacific between the Japanese and the United States.
Midway (18) - Broke turning point in the Pacific came in Junewhen the U. That victory was possible, in large Bravo, Hooray - The Chairmen Of The Board* - Soul Agenda, because of the work of a little-known naval codebreaker Midway (18) - Broke Joe Rochefort.
Rochefort, responsible for the Pacific Fleet's radio intelligence unit at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, felt immense guilt at his failure to predict it. His work deciphering codes over the subsequent six months Midway (18) - Broke the details of the next Japanese offensive against the Hawaiian islands.
On June 4,armed with information from Rochefort and his team, American planes caught the Japanese by surprise and won the decisive battle in the Pacific. And the Get Outta My Dreams - Various - They Were Number One - Volume 8 striking force that left the Kure Isles Midway (18) - Broke Nov.
Rochefort was not asleep at the switch. He was watching the situation in the South China Sea where a totally different Japanese force was assembling to move down to Malaya, Singapore and points south, Borneo and so forth. Husband] Kimmel [commander of the U. Pacific Fleet] about what he saw there, and that's where he thought the Japanese would put their main strike. And he had every reason to think so.
There had been no clues that the — no radio signal clues that the Japanese carriers had moved out of the Inland Sea. And then, there were divisions of conflicts within communications. So it was sort of like today. You still have these turf battles. By Dec. And by Dec. They said it was totally false, that Rochefort was not the loudmouthed, wisecracking, cigar-chomping, sloppy guy who wandered around Pearl Harbor in a smoking jacket.
Rochefort, in fact, was a total aristocratic, quiet, soft-spoken guy Midway (18) - Broke did have a very acerbic wit, a withering sense of humor that he would direct at those who were his adversaries.
But he wasn't the loudmouthed redneck we see Hal Holbrook play. And they resented that characterization very strongly, that it didn't do him justice. He was, in fact, a very different kind of gentleman. On Adm. His staff was made up of people who knew Rochefort and actually despised him for all kinds of different reasons.
He did not suffer fools lightly. And the Midway (18) - Broke of staff for King was a guy named Russell Wilson, who Rochefort encountered on the battleship Pennsylvania many years earlier.
And Rochefort thought he was a stuffed shirt, and he conveyed this to him in various ways. Now, Rochefort's friends warned him that you can't talk to people that way. These people are going to be pretty important someday, and they turned out to be pretty important someday. So all these factors played in to Rochefort being ousted.
And King tended to trust his immediate advisers. King, actually, was amazingly confident It was begun by one of his intelligence officers and picked up in s by Adm.
Actually, he had a lot of clout. And also, he was a colleague of [John] Lehman's, secretary of the Navy. So Showers brought the muscle after this project that resulted in Rochefort getting the DSM 10 years after his death. Read an excerpt of Joe Rochefort's War. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. Elliot Carlson tells his story in Joe Rochefort's War. Author Interviews. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.
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