Alan Turing, British mathematician (1912-1954), altered the course of the 20th C. His 1936 paper laid the foundation of computer science, providing the first formal concept of a computer algorithm. In WWII he designed the machines that cracked German military codes. In the late 1940's he turned his attention to artificial intelligence and proposed a challenge, now called the Turing test, still important today. His contribution to mathematical biology was no less profound.
Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964), at home in his study. He was an author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst, and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing. In the Naval Intelligence Division during WWII, he was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and career as a journalist provided the background and detail of the James Bond/007 novels.
Lot-2406-39: Japanese cruiser Tama, Kuma class, aerial view 1932. Tama was sunk by USS Jallao (SS 368) during the Battle of Leyte Gulf (Battle off Cape Engano), October 25, 1944. Halftone copy from the files of the Department of Naval Intelligence, June 1943. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2016/05/12).
Lot-2406-22: Japanese destroyer Inazuma, Fubuki class/Hibiki Group, starboard view, 1935. Inazuma was sunk by torpedoes by USS Bonefish (SS 223), May 14, 1944. Halftone copy from the files of the Department of Naval Intelligence, June 1943. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2016/05/12).
Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) is a U.S. Navy land-based patrol squadron that was based at the Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, but is now stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. VP-8 is tasked to undertake maritime patrol, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.