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World War II code machines topic of museum lecture

DAYTON, Ohio -- "Code Machines: Enigma, Sigaba and the Secret War" is the topic of National Museum of the United States Air Force Research Historian Doug Lantry's lecture at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27.

During his presentation, Lantry will discuss what code machines do, how they work, how the Allies broke Enigma during WWII, how German codes benefited the Allies and Allied air power, and the United States' "unbreakable" code machine - Sigaba.

The presentation, which is part of the museum's Volunteer Information Program, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (937) 255-8099, ext. 313.

As a research historian, Lantry curates, writes and researches museum exhibits. He also serves as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Historian with the AF History Office in Washington, D.C., and is currently working on completing his doctorate from the University of Delaware.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force at (937) 255-8099, ext. 313.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 333.


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