Cryptologic History Calendar

1942: Evacuation of Station CAST.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

1942: Evacuation of Station CAST.

Description: 11 March 1942: Evacuation of Station CAST.

Excerpt from Wikipedia: Station CAST was the United States Navy signals monitoring and cryptographic intelligence fleet radio unit at Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines, until Cavite was captured by the Japanese forces in 1942, during World War II. It was an important part of the Allied intelligence effort, addressing Japanese communications as the War expanded from China into the rest of the Pacific theaters. As Japanese advances in the Philippines threatened CAST, its staff and services were progressively transferred to Corregidor in Manila Bay, and eventually to a newly formed US-Australian station, FRUMEL in Melbourne, Australia.