1944, he was an OSS officer and a member of OSS X-2 (elite group in OSS that dealt with Ultra), Papurt made a date with Life Magazine photographer Margaret Bourke White (although he was married). At the last moment, he receives key Ultra information, puts it in his coat pocket before his date, during which he and Margaret came under fire by Germans and forced to surrender. 2 weeks later, Germans release Margaret, but interrogate Papurt for the rest of the war. Papurt said he knew nothing about where Ultra came from or what it involved, and Germans believed him. Germans changed Enigma settings, but only for one month. The next month, it was changed back and the allies could again read Ultra traffic – showed German arrogance.