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Fleet Radio Unit Detachment (FRU)(Navy 136)

Details:

Title

Fleet Radio Unit Detachment (FRU)(Navy 136)

Collection

WWII Military Units; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

0000-00-00

Location

Adelaide River; Mount Bundy

Nation of service

United States of America

Service

Navy

Service branch

Radio communications; Signals

Unit

Fleet Radio Unit, Navy 136

Alternative unit name

USN Supplementary Radio Station Adelaide River; US Navy Fleet Radio Detachment

Date arrived in NT

1943-03-23

Date left the NT

1945-09-21

History

The United States Navy was involved in building the Fleet Radio Unit site on Mt. Bundey Station just east of the Adelaide River after the Navy decided to locate a new intercept station as far north as possible. The selection was made on 28 January 1943 and by the end of March they were operational with the help of the Australian Air Force. Fleet Radio Units (FRU) were the major centres for Allied cryptological and signals intelligence during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. This Unit was highly successful at decoding Japanese transmissions.

Language

English

Subject

Second Word War, 1939-1945; United States Navy; Communications; Radio; Signal; Fleet Radio Unit Detachment; USN Supplementary Radio Station Adelaide River; US Navy Fleet Radio Detachment; Navy; Fleet Radio Unit Detachment (FRU)(Navy 136)

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Related links

https://www.ozatwar.com/usnavy/fruadelaideriver.htm [Australia @ War : Fleet Radio Unit Radio Station, Adelaide River]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/842568


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