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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology

Honoring CAPT Robert Cadena, USN, Commanding Officer NIWTG San Diego

Tomorrow Captain Robert Cadena will be relieved by Commander Brad Melichar as the Commanding Officer, Naval Information Warfare Training Group San Diego.

Captain Cadena’s biography follows:

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Corregidor Series: Evacuation Second and Third Group From Corregidor (4 of 4)

On March 5 1942, COMINCH sent a priority message to COMSIXTEEN (052220Z) the following:

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Corregidor Series: COMINT Personnel Evacuated from Corregidor – First Group (3 of 4)

During the night of February 4, 1942, the submarine USS SEADRAGON (SS-194)  made its way into Manila Bay and to the dock at Corregidor, where the first team consisting of four officers, LCDRs S.A Carlson, G.M. Richardson, LT R.J. Fabian (1) and ENS R.W. Lewis and 13 men embarked.

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Corregidor Series: Corregidor Established (2 of 4)

The move of Station “C” to Corregidor represented the conclusion of several years of plans, negotiations, and construction.  The original idea of moving the Radio Intelligence Station, as it was then called, was apparently first conceived by CINCAF, Admiral Upham, and the Asiatic Communication Intelligence (COMINT) Officer, LT Wenger, in 1933.

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Corregidor Series: The Beginning – From Olongapo to Corregidor (1 of 4)

By the mid-1920s, several enterprising radiomen on Asiatic duty assignments on the USS ISABEL (PY-10), USS PITTSBURGH (CA-4), and the men in the 4th Marine Headquarters at Shanghai, China, had self-trained themselves to intercept radio traffic (kata kana) that was transmitted on Japanese Navy radio circuits.

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Confidence Through Leadership and Training!

The Seadragon (SS 194) is the same submarine commanded by the same commanding officer that made its way into Manila Bay to evacuate the first team of cryptologist from Corregidor on February 4, 1942.  Starting tomorrow there will be a four part series telling the story of the Corregidor evacuation.

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