[Joe Rocheforts War] E–pub å Elliot Carlson
Read & Download à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Elliot CarlsonThis is a biography of the military career of Joe Rochefort famous for leading the group at Pearl Harbor that was able to ead enough of the Japanese Navy s code in the spring of 1942 This Group Was Able To was able to the Japanese intent to invade the atolls at Midway Island in the central Pacific a move whose purpose was to lure the US Navy into a battle that the Japanese hoped would allow them to destroy the American carriers allowing Japan to control the Pacific Ocean and solidify its hold on its conuests with the hope that the US would sue for peaceRochefort was uniuely ualified because he was expert in Cryptanalysis adio communications and the Japanese language the only USN officer skilled in radio communications and the Japanese language the only USN officer skilled in three fields And while it was a team effort to develop the Midway theory including the identification of AF as Midway by the unit that was on Corregidor and later in Melbourne it was Rochefort who championed it In doing so he made enemies in Washington who were jealous of his success and upset with Rochefort s acerbic esponses to their predictions that the focus of the imminent attack was the US west coast Alaska Samoa the Panama Canal and pretty much anywhere other than Midway These enemies saw to it that Rochefort was The Worst Weather on Earth: A History of Mount Washington Observatory relegated to other duties that kept him from being involved in the postwar intelligence apparatus and contributed to his not getting the medal that Nimitzecommended him for until 1986 when it was awarded posthumouslyAfter Midway Rochefort s team also was able to ascertain that the Japanese were building an airstrip on Guadalcanal within bombing ange of the vital Port Moresby This altered Admiral Nimitz s plans to begin with that base in the island hopping campaignThe appendices of the book are also excellent The first tells about how difficult it would be to crack the Japanese code and the second pertained to the impact of Midway on the est of the war Without the intelligence developed by Rochefort s team and assuming the Japanese successfully lured the American carriers into the trap and sunk them the Japanese would have had free The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands reign with the only opposition being the carriers Saratoga damaged at Coral Sea and Wasp transferred from the. This is the first biography of Capt Joe Rochefort the Officer in Charge of Station Hypo the US Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and his keyole in breaking the Imperial Japanese Navy's main code before the Battle of Midway It brings together the disparate threads of Rochefort's life and career beginning with his enlistment in the Naval Reserve in 1918 at age 17 dropping out of high school and adding a year to
His Age It Chronicles His Earliest Days As A Mustangage It chronicles his earliest days as a mustang officer who has Biopower: Foucault and Beyond risen from theanks his fortuitous posting to Washington where he headed the Navy's codebreaking desk at age 25 then in another unexpected twist found himself assigned to Tokyo to learn JapaneseThis biography Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds records Rochefort's surprising love hateelationship with cryptanalysis his joyful exit from the field his love of sea duty his adventure filled years in the '30s as the Is That Even a Country, Sir! right hand man to the Commander in Chief US Fleet and hiseluctant eturn to codebreaking in mid 1941 when he was ordered to head the Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl St. Atlantic The plans called for the next Japanese Conuests To Be Samoa New Guinea conuests to be Samoa New Guinea New Caledonia and these would have cut off Australia from other Allied countries In July they would have taken Johnston Island about 600 miles southwest of Hawaii perhaps forcing the Navy to move its headuarters back to San Diego and the west coast would feel the threat from the Japanese Navy This would cause a ethinking of the Europe first strategy of Roosevelt and ChurchillOther far The Prince reaching effectse supplying the Soviet Union would be hampered by the acceleration of the war effort in the Pacific meaning there would be less for Europe and the tanks that helped the British beat Rommel at El Alamein might not have been there The timetable to beat the Italians And Eliminate Them From The Opposition and eliminate them from the opposition be pushed back and the invasion at Normandy would have been delayed further perhaps as much as a year meaning the Atlantic Wall fortifications would have become even formidable The Japanese Navy would also be free to harass Soviet shipping and there could have conceivably been an effort to involve the USSR in a two front war This would have allowed the Germans to either move deeply into Russia perhaps prevailing at Moscow or Stalingrad or else allowed them to A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators resume plans for Operation Sea Lion At the very least it would have made the war difficult in Western EuropeMy main criticism of the book both in the early part and again in the epilogue is that the authorefers to Rochefort as a mustang specifically because
*he didn t *didn t the Naval Academy at Annapolis My navy friends pointed out to me that a mustang in the parlance of the USN is an officer who began as an enlisted man as was true of Rochefort and while it was true that his not being a graduate of the Academy may have hurt him in the controversy and in his knowing when not to criticize city hall that inaccuracy is a very small blight on an otherwise outstanding book about a great man who made a significant contribution during the war Well written superb Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival research full of technical and personal details but with a focus for the big picture Many new findings but none as important as when Rocheforteviews the causes Ation Hypo The book focuses on Rochefort's inspiring leadership of Hypo Lifting recording first his frustrating months in late 1941 searching for Yamamoto's fleet then capturing a guiltidden Rochefort in early 1942 mounting a Mathruhridayam redemptive effort to track that fleet after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor It details his criticalole in May 1942 when he and his team against the bitter opposition of some top Navy brass concluded Midway was Yamamoto's invasion target making possible a victory egarded by many as the turning point in the Pacific War The account also tells the story of Rochefort's ouster from Pearl the esult of the machinations of key officers in Washington first to deny him the Distinguished Service Medal A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned recommended by Admiral Nimitz then to effect hisemoval as OIC of Hypo The book eports his productive final years in the Navy when he supervises the building of a floating drydock on the West Coast then back in Washington finds himself directing a planning body charged with doing spade work leading to the inva. ,
F the Pearl Harbor attack and The House That Had Enough realizes that the cultural mindset prevented americans toeally believe in a probable Japanese attack and its ensuing conseuences The book is full of similar observations Like Rochefort s work this book is a The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field rich wellesearched and detail oriented history of his life as it paralleled the genesis and eventual heyday of Naval cryptology adio and communications intelligence Through a lifetime of effort and Struggle It Is A Shining Example Of How of effort and Struggle It Is A Shining Example Of How Right it is a shining example of how the ight in the Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) right place at theight moment can have an outsized effect on history even if not well known or appreciated for years Brilliant biography of the man who is arguably The Battle of Midway s most unsung hero We all know the story of the epic naval battle that gave the US Navy it s decisive victory that ultimately turned the tide in The War in the Pacific but most have never heard of Joseph Rochefort nor know about how crucial his intelligence work was to America s ultimate destruction of the IJN s strike carrier force Sadly a victim of a power play that would see his Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl role being downplayed and in his lifetime would not get theecognition that he so deserved I m not normally a WWII history buff but I heard about this book on NPR thought it sounded intriguing and decided to give it a shot What an interesting Défendre Jacob read The book is a biography of the naval officer in charge of the intelligence team at Pearl Harbor that first missed clues about the impending Pearl Harbor attacks and second discovered the upcoming Japanese objective Midway Their intelligence allowed the US Navy and Marines to be prepared for the Midway attacks after which the Japanese were never again on the offensive in the Pacific The book is paced well moving uickly through many parts of Rochefort s life and dwelling in detail on the time from Pearl Harbor through Midway The chapters on the days leading up to Pearl Harbor were particularly engrossing My one uibble with the author is that he uses the term comedy of errors to describe the mistakes made before Pearl Harbor Perhaps a better term would be tragedy of errors considering the large loss of life involved Overall though the book was an engrossingead. Sion of Japan The Epilogue narrates the postwar effort waged by Rochefort's Hypo colleagues to obtain for him the DSM denied in 1942 a drive that pays off in 1986 when President Reagan awards him the medal posthumously at a White House ceremony attended by his daughter and son It also explores Rochefort's legacy primarily his pioneering Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide role at Pearl in which contrary to Washington's wishes heeported directly to Commander in Chief US Fleet providing actionable intelligence without any delays and enabling codebreaking to play the key Black Gold in North Dakota role it did in the Battle of Midway Ultimately this book is aimed at bringing Joe Rochefort to life as the irreverent fiercely independent and conseuential officer that he was It assumes his career can't be understood without looking at his entire life It seeks to capture the interplay of policy and personality and theole played by politics and personal ifts at the highest levels of Navy power during a time of national crisis This bio emerges as a history of the Navy's intelligence cultu.