Julia Parsons is a former Second World War codebreaker. After graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1942, she served in the US Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve. Having studied German in high school, Parsons received cryptology training and was selected to work in the SHARK division at the Naval Communications Annex, helping to decode North Atlantic U-Boat transmissions.
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