Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions

  • The NCM was honored to receive a collection of WW II era photographs that belonged to Navy Captain Jack Holtwick. Donated by his daughter, Patricia Holtwick Moran, the collection includes both official and personal photographs taken during Holtwick's distinguished career. Holtwick was a significant intelligence personality from WW II, especially in regard to the role of Station Hypo in the decisive Battle of Midway.

  • The B207 belongs to a very special series of machines believed to have been designated for use at the Führer Hauptquartier (Fuhrer Headquarters). The cipher wheels were specially wired and the wheels and plugboard have markings in red.

  • In early 2013, Dr. David Kahn made another significant donation of cryptology related items to the National Cryptologic Museum. The donation included books, journals, research notes, memorabilia, and much more. One "novel" item was a publisher's picture puzzle of the front cover of Dr. Kahn's book, "The Codebreakers."

  • In early 2014, the Acquisitions Committee purchased a rare letter dated June 1931 and signed by Herbert O. Yardley. The letter is addressed to Mr. Ross Baker, from Bobbs-Merrill Co., New York., publisher of Yardley’s infamous 1931 novel, "The American Black Chamber."

  • The TG-5-B is an iconic instrument widely used by both the U.S. Army and Navy during WW II. This set was donated to the NCMF by Alex Hernandez, a long-time ham operator and skilled Morse technician.

  • Two large unique mounted photos of the EA-3B Skywarrior were recently donated by NCMF supporter Dennis Lewandowski who served as a mission specialist on the EA-3B in Turkey in the early 1960s.