The Veterans History Project hosted a special reunion of World War II veteran “Code Girls,” March 22, 2019, at the Library of Congress. Photo by Shawn Miller.
More than 10,000 women were recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy as secret code breakers in World War II, working to decode enemy communications. Their story was finally, fully revealed in 2017’s bestselling, “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.” The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress hosted a reunion on Friday, March 22. Here, “code girl” veterans Nancy Tipton and Katherine Fleming chat with author Liza Mundy, who told their story.