Arthur Otto Wurtmann, 92, of Brookfield, CT died Friday, October 25, after a short hospitalization. Born August 1, 1921, in New York City, he was the son of the late Bernhard H. Wurtmann, and Hazel Schroeder Wurtmann. He was raised in Teaneck, NJ and was active in the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Arthur attended Nichols College, then went to join the war effort in 1943, going to work for the State Department in Washington, D.C. He was posted to the Office of Naval Attache in London where he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant. He was selected by General “Wild Bill” Donovan to join the Office of Strategic Services where he worked as a Cryptologist, Cryptoanalyst, Message Center Officer, and Congressional Liaison. He went ashore at Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion, and then marched overland with his unit to Paris just as the German Army departed.