Hervie Haufler (1919-2016) was an author and World War II veteran.
Born in Kentucky, he attended the University of Michigan, where he
was editor of the Michigan Daily and a member of Phi Betta
Kappa. His two books of World War II history, Codebreakers'
Victory (2003) and The Spies Who Never Were (2006), grew
out of his wartime experiences as a cryptographer in one of the
American units assigned to "Ultra," the British program for
intercepting and decoding Axis messages. Haufler researched public
archives and interviewed other members of British and American
codebreaking programs to write the books. A longtime employee of
General Electric, he left the company in 1980 to found a
communications consulting firm with his wife, Patricia. Haufler's
short stories and articles appeared in the New York Times,
the Christian Science Monitor, and Travel & Leisure,
among many other publications.