Airman 1st Class John Perdue decoded secret North Korean codes during war

gpcox:

Many of you have been enjoying my Intermission Stories of the men and women who have served in the military, so it is with great pleasure to include here one of Don Moore’s tributes. I hope you all enjoy the story.

Originally posted on War Tales:

Airman John Perdue of Port Charlotte was just getting out of boot camp in 1950 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas when this picture was taken. Photo provided

Airman John Perdue of Punta Gorda, Fla. was just getting out of boot camp in 1950 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas when this picture was taken. Photo provided

Airman 1st Class John Perdue of Punta Gorda, Fla. spent most of his four years in the U.S. Air Force decoding secret messages from the North Korean Air Force during the Korean War of the 1950s.

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Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on March 29, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Great piece of history.
    Individual storys actually bring the war era down to a personal level.
    Ian

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    • Yes, I think they bring the war out of the reported statistically mode and show that actual people were behind the events and stats. Thank you, Ian.

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  2. Great story but why do they keep referring to the ‘morris code’? Isn’t it the morse code?

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  3. Fascinating and educational as usual! Thank you~

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  4. So besides teaching kids coding and programming to create apps and games, they can use it here. I’ve reblogged this (from War Tales) as an authentic tie-in for my students.

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  5. The racing form explanation… Ha! Lol. I’m sending a link to Mustang. He served at Johnson…

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  6. Pierre Lagacé

    Thanks for this new discovery.

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