Thomas Babin

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Office of Strategic Services
Soviet Naval GRU

Thomas Babin was an American who work with Soviet Naval GRU intelligence during World War II. Babin was identified in Venona project decryptions of intercepted Soviet intelligence messages originating from New York City. Babin reported on ships leaving the United States in 1943 and on his work with the Office of Strategic Services. Babin's code name in Soviet intelligence and as deciphered by Arlington Hall cryptographers is "Brem".

Venona traffic

Babin is referenced in the following Venona traffic decrypts:

  • 927–928 GRU New York to Moscow, 16 June 1943;
  • 1026 GRU New York to Moscow, 30 June 1943
  • 1027 GRU New York to Moscow, 30 June 1943
  • 1030 GRU New York to Moscow, 1 July 1943
  • 1123 GRU New York to Moscow, 11 July 1943
  • 1171 GRU New York to Moscow, 19 July 1943
  • 1249 GRU New York to Moscow, 29 July 1943
  • 1250 GRU New York to Moscow, 29 July 1943
  • 1324 GRU New York to Moscow, 11 August 1943
  • 1329 GRU New York to Moscow, 12 August 1943
  • 1350 GRU New York to Moscow, 17 August 1943
  • 1365 GRU New York to Moscow, 19 August 1943
  • 1488 GRU New York to Moscow, 15 September 1943
  • 1385 KGB New York to Moscow, 1 October 1944

Reference

  • John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999)
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