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Dora K. Crawford
Dora K. Crawford

Dora K. Crawford, who during World War II deciphered messages that had been encoded by Germany's Enigma machines as part of Great Britain's secret Project Ultra, died April 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cardiopulmonary and renal failure. The Catonsville resident was 90. The daughter of Matthew Pyne, a former Baltimore Sun Linotype operator, and Frances Corderoy Pyne, a homemaker, the former Dora Kathleen Pyne was born and raised in Ilford, Essex, a municipal borough of London. She attended Mulley's Commercial College and with the outbreak of World War II, volunteered with the Women's Royal Naval Service. "Then only in her teens, she was based at one of the...