German Army Enigma Messages
Messages That We Have Failed to Break.


The cipher text messages below are messages from the German Army Collection that we failed to break when attacking these messages in 2003-2004. To our knowledge they have all been enciphered on the German Army 3-wheel Enigma machine. The reason they did not break was probably a combination of non-favorable plain text, problematic Stecker connections and, for some of them, too short messages.

The messages below are given in transcribed form more or less as they appear on the German message forms. We identify the messages by date, message number and the designator group which is the first cipher text group. The designator group is not part of the message and should be removed before trying to break the messages. When we store the cipher text of the messages in separate files we use the designator group as the file name. Red message numbers means incoming messages while blue message numbers are used for outgoing messages.

In the message header you will often find that the same tactical call sign, e.g. noa, is entered in both the Von (From) and An (To) fields. This is our way of transcribing the information from the original message forms. On the original forms the call sign is entered only once, but it is written behind a bracket enclosing both the Von and An fields. Why it is done so we do not know. One possible explanation is that the call sign refers to a radio network (NETZ) where the traffic would move in all directions between the participating stations.

For the non German speakers, here is a short explanation of some of the German terms used in the message header:

For further information about our codebreaking project see our Web Portal: Breaking German Wehrmacht Ciphers.


Four Enigma messages from June 1941


Enigma message of 27.06.1941, Nr. 45, (HXZKV):  (Facsimile of Nr. 45)

Aufgenommen am: 27.06.1941 Uhr: 1422 Durch: Funkspruch Nr.: 45 Von: zvc An : zvc Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : A.K LIV An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- 1200 - 43 - SDG EKN HXZKV KOZQN XUUXY JMFSH GSDUF GUXZM KHMQI ZQEHG YLO


Enigma message of 27.06.1941, Nr. 48, (WRMKX):

Aufgenommen am: 27.06.1941 Uhr: 1858 Durch: Funkspruch Nr.: 48 Von: zvc An : zvc Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : A.K An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (1745) - 146 - BPG KGM - WRMKX IWRZK XKSNY PZZDQ XGLYB UBSUX TPBJV SWRNU HAOUC DUAWE NTBLQ OKNHS FLIRD NRTAL SAFQZ NPRQA ILXTM TNBIH MALKO DKRAD TQJTC WVWIJ IJFTA MNGQY GJREU GNXIB XHWUW WLJYK L


Enigma message of 28.06.1941, Nr. 51, (PLDRV):

Aufgenommen am: 28.06.1941 Uhr: 0907 Durch: Funkspruch Nr.: 51 Von: 5l8 An : 5l8 Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : A.K. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- 1315 - 215 - ZKT FLP - PLDRV ORIZX OIVHE YIGPK KRBMI LKCYB FGMZB MSTYE EWHKL SWKLX QWCGD LNMBB KXCTJ AYXA- MZAL- LZWIF BQFOJ NLHVZ QJKWI TROKZ PFYLU BZJLJ YJPVB QJAPY AWL-R --TMN ZXXPN BOVTO BCIIE QOCPB BQJLS SKPFJ AHVGW AARAS GFIRH YWJNL BUBRE A-XZC BGVYK KTVEC IWDCW DYCWS NJIGY


Enigma message of 28.06.1941, Nr. 53, (RXPSB):

Aufgenommen am: 28.06.1941 Uhr: 1126 Durch: Funkspruch Nr.: 53 Von: 5l8 An : 5l8 Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : A.K. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (1020) - 104 - ZDN QMF - RXPSB RDHLU ZNUQX TFYJJ GX-WE OUBHL KSCGY MUTUP IGYGQ GANNM PMQGA SEQGT MLGHT UAFAM SNRDD XHXRQ OQAZL GWTUH JGPDD FJLUC MXXYM UNU-T ED


One Enigma message from July 1941


Enigma message of 08.07.1941, Nr. 23, (KHLPT):  (Facsimile of Nr. 23)

Befordert am: 08.07.1941 Uhr: 2346 Durch: Kor Funkspruch Nr.: 23 Von: umo An : umo Vermerke: Fuer ibw Absendende Stelle : ? Div An: LVI AK ------------------------------------------------------------- fuer ibw 2305 - 125 - OKF QLV - KHLPT CWSEB DDIRB ZUUBG KJANB VGIVD VDZZI GAKBZ CJMMV EMVXL THNLD YGRVQ AKJMR VZIXH MDNOM TAUTP ZDWOI NNMOL AHCDK CZTPP EORFI BXCMN WQNID DCHPT XQQBC Note: Possible prestart, PIK (written in the lefthand margin)


Three Enigma messages from August 1941


Enigma message of 03.08.1941, Nr. 4, (CZURH):  (Facsimile of Nr. 4)

Aufgenommen am: 03.08.1941 Uhr: 1117 Durch: Krueger Funkspruch Nr.: 4 Von: wef, ico An : wef, ico Vermerke: mitgehoert Absendende Stelle : PzGr. 4 An: LVI A.K. XXXXI ------------------------------------------------------------- 1030 - 72 - OJK NAK - CZURH LRGOU ZDKDX LBIVY AXOLO NTWKE HCOSD ZEEDO GMDZN ELSCT BUECK NVXVS IAIWU GABLQ OI Note: Possible prestart, LRG (written in the lefthand margin)


Enigma message of 13.08.1941, Nr. 7, (KEJNQ):

Aufgenommen am: 13.08.1941 Uhr: 1435 Durch: Beger Funkspruch Nr.: 7 Von: 9cz An : 9cz Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : 4. Pz. Gr. An: Ib SS-T. Div. ------------------------------------------------------------- 1435 - 158 - AMQ LKF - KEJNQ SFUGR PVPWG SPYHM NQYJT PPDGH FMROC PMUUB LBBJL SRZCY BXHFX QSWGW OXDNE VRIOC SPWKY CFTLR SAKBN WZJYP LQBSH QYVTC CCEPU YVUKS HHVWH XYOJK PVWQW XQESK IEGMU ORWZD JZRAJ ZCWKF FCLUX LDY


Enigma message of 19.08.1941, Nr. 19, (ALWOK):

Aufgenommen am: 19.08.1941 Uhr: 2002 ? Durch: Horn ? Funkspruch Nr.: 19 Von: An : Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : An: ------------------------------------------------------------- (1905) - 129 - ALY XQE - ALWOK PBYQV EQEHZ FPKFL VJSOG NBZNI MXDMD SZXIA QBEKY AKFCI REEWQ CBRPB LHHUH GMTPT XGZGS UISJQ EYEVS LFXSC UACFA JBUGW YWPVU ADTAG MERMB LWTDD GVHRW XPHW Note: Written on normal square paper and not the normal message form.


Six Enigma messages from September 1941
Batch A, Incoming (Red) Messages


Enigma message of 16.09.1941, Nr. 59, (ADAFU):  (Facsimile of Nr. 59)

Aufgenommen am: 16.09.1941 Uhr: 0749 Durch: Kruger Funkspruch Nr.: 59 Von: noa An : noa Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : N.F. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (0740) - 72 - LTB MMF - ADAFU IJDBU PLBYH CHNHL XSJKO MPKLL TZDCH YKNRM NQFNW MPICJ TWAIZ SGRRF YZIUQ BNFTW CO


Enigma message of 16.09.1941, Nr. 60, (CHAFU):  (Facsimile of Nr. 60)

Aufgenommen am: 16.09.1941 Uhr: 2310 Durch: Hoeter ? Funkspruch Nr.: 60 Von: noa An : noa Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : N.F. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (1100) - 106 - AIA XIE - CHAFU RPONE IAUPR FCDYU TGWEN PLABT FVTPB BFYIA RMTWY DKOGL VKCWY YTQOE GVDFY YIXWB IMSHF GWQCZ LIFVL KNSBC QPDFY WRTXM MXXUR G


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 114, (DAFPX):

Aufgenommen am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 1456 Durch: Sperk Funkspruch Nr.: 114 Von: 91j An : 91j Vermerke: Kr Absendende Stelle : N.F. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- Kr - (1450) - 150 - ZIP NDT - DAFPX PHHWK BNCDT PEXBV BHBFW SJXGH HIWCM BHNPX DSGSR TMSNH TOSDZ NLMLJ VLHSY UYGNK YBBPC WTRPS OORTT PCIQL BMCAF VKSWB NXBXZ RBPKA UZBEL NALIA NRWGF OZFFG MFJGW VCLWT WCFXI SEJNX


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 115, (unknown):

Aufgenommen am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 1901 Durch: Horn Funkspruch Nr.: 115 Von: 91i An : 91i Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : N.F. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (1900) - 179 - SCJ RWT - CYLGC HSYST ANCNJ IKDNX KIAFL HXEZW GJIUG AQPTZ ZSSWB MJBYZ EVBUL UHIOK YYEEY LSNEF KPTBD PVCWF JSYXG FMBGI KPSXW GKBRS MPPBC ZRSYX HKIJY UFTCT UWKVD SLHBU GLWWR GOEBW RRVXC IMCQR DDSBX AFIDK BPMXX MTZLY WNZG Note: The first group, the designator group, is missing. The radio operator probably failed to receive this group.


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 116, (ITF--):

Aufgenommen am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 1904 Durch: Horn Funkspruch Nr.: 116 Von: 91i An : 91i Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : N.F. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (1901) - 122 - XHK FHP - ITF-- CYAVM VIIBS WTXBU AIDUB XRIGY PWFIO JHGQN WWWAU OIJXP CHGEX UBIDZ GGOGD USIIY LFHYL WRGZQ PKTUV KFIXG FMKHU MZCFV QYYUU DZAGY UFSIN HJHOB TF


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 117, (-AQBH):

Aufgenommen am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 2043 Durch: Seebach Funkspruch Nr.: 117 Von: 91i An : 91i Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : N.F. An: Ib ------------------------------------------------------------- (2030) - 74 - TJI KPJ - -AQBH AJFFB FZEEA PCVGM AZDER XCFCL ZFVPB BJTAV QGGLP MIFDD AAHYS LHDYT OFFFP MAGMN RKRF


Seven Enigma messages from September 1941
Batch B, Outgoing (Blue) Messages


Enigma message of 16.09.1941, Nr. 69, (DKAFU):  (Facsimile of Nr. 69)

Befordert am: 16.09.1941 Uhr: 0844 Durch: Kru Funkspruch Nr.: 69 Von: noa An : noa Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (0830) - 69 - SDC JKP - DKAFU GSJKO BKWRV HKRLH NPJXD BAWUU CFJMC IOJZF IYTOZ VZNNG TKCEM VWDON FDNQZ VGKV Note: Possible prestart, BOK (written in the lefthand margin)


Enigma message of 16.09.1941, Nr. 70, (NOEGP):

Befordert am: 16.09.1941 Uhr: 0936 Durch: Kruger Funkspruch Nr.: 70 Von: noa An : noa Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (0915) - 102 - CSW MEK - NOEGP UKXJR KUWZJ HHGPG HLCHA YRLHK FQJZX OKFMU KRZCK KCIAS YTBMT FOVWR UDOCZ UUFLM FYEBC DRADV TSHYM TKHOE ZEVMU EDZBC FZ Note: Possible prestart, KLO (written in the lefthand margin)


Enigma message of 16.09.1941, Nr. 71, (HOEPG):

Befordert am: 16.09.1941 Uhr: 1539 Durch: 1539 Funkspruch Nr.: 71 Von: noa An : noa Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (1520) - 89 - KPH YNH - HOEPG JCKKC IMUJH NGYEC EYGTP GKZSK WBFHF YEDYO GOAJL JKAAD PWYRJ RJHCO ZXXSJ XHOOG XEEMY NNIFM VUUKT OWEE Note: Possible prestart, AFF (written in the lefthand margin)


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 103, (ARPTZ):

Befordert am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 1518 Durch: Spech Funkspruch Nr.: 103 Von: 91j An : 91j Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (1510) - 111 - NWH GGP - ARPTZ IJDWC CVPRI PSMFV EHCPV SBEEG GHJIV APHMT IXMRP ZALPU KLMWE IFRWM UZFYZ XFKAG XGATF BOIGK TYMOT UTMFD WFZEU XUZZO STLNN SLEPW M


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 104, (ABBHQ):

Befordert am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 1755 Durch: Sn Funkspruch Nr.: 104 Von: 91i An : 91i Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (1755) - 72 - STG YTF - ABBHQ VJWDK MVRFC LQWRJ BLERE MXEDE BXPNB WZEFE FMKHG IPJJZ ACGCT YSFJU XYMRY JEWPV HZ


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 105, (ANQIX):

Befordert am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 2013 Durch: See Funkspruch Nr.: 105 Von: 91i An : 91i Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (2007) - 113 - XFG GSM - ANQIX KQKEC ZPPDK OERKJ ZMCVI IBFNS YQSJQ CSIXP IVQQI IKYRQ ZYQEC FASFO TDSGX PYLCP EJLYA YNSUN QEINS INMZE GMCXP YYQPN MKSLJ DQQZA WQR


Enigma message of 27.09.1941, Nr. 106, (FDTZP):

Befordert am: 27.09.1941 Uhr: 2115 Durch: See Funkspruch Nr.: 106 Von: 91i An : 91i Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- (2005) - 74 - GUR JPC - FDTZP HHCOG JSSRO CENAB VGLJG CDSAU XTQSY JBTNR NWVHK IPGTS NACIM HTOJN LGMEA YHCBX HWQG


One Enigma message from October 1941


Enigma message of 03.10.1941, Nr. 4, (NKMOW):  (Facsimile of Nr. 4)

Befordert am: 03.10.1941 Uhr: 1311 Durch: See Funkspruch Nr.: 4 Von: 36t An : 7fg Vermerke: Absendende Stelle : Ib An: N.F. ------------------------------------------------------------- - fuer 88l (1245) - 166 - DTI AZZ - NKMOW YXFKK RXYAB MLSWE YTJXC TETEF IDLMP JBJOM OZDDA UKQGX FXMZP DWUQU NHAAN SRHYT FGKOE QMIVS FYCRK XCUJQ HUNBM JSHWZ VVKZN WXFLZ XEOWD PYAWX ZDUMY YRJZN XZACR UCZLD AMZPM UEQNL JWVFG OPSIZ AUSSP S Note: Possible prestart, SEE (written in the lefthand margin)


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