Vint Hill Farms Station

Vint Hill Farms Station (HM2BC3)

Location: Warrenton, VA 20187 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 44.556', W 77° 40.544'

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In June 1942 the U.S. Army established a top-secret post at Vint Hill Farms to intercept enemy radio transmissions. These barns housed the monitoring station. The Signal Corps' cryptographic school, which taught personnel to encode, decode, and translate messages, was moved here. Pvt. Leonard A. Mudloff is credited with intercepting a message here from Oshima Hiroshi, the Japanese ambassador to Germany, on 10 Nov. 1943. It described German coastal fortifications in western France, troop strengths, and contingency plans. The "Oshima Intercept" was a crucial contribution to the planning for D-Day, the Allied invasion of Europe. The post operated through the Cold War, closing in 1997.
HM NumberHM2BC3
Year Placed2018
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267447 N 4291612
Decimal Degrees38.74260000, -77.67573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.556', W 77° 40.544'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 33.36" N, 77° 40' 32.64" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7150 Lineweaver Rd, Warrenton VA 20187, US
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