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Mr. Henry F. Knabe,a member of the Signal Corps from 1880 to 1887, died in Montgomery, Ala., on March 31, 1930. Mr. Knabe served several years in Arizona and was later in charge at Knoxville, Tenn., leaving the service at the latter place to engage in the drug business at Montgomery, Ala.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March 1930]




Mr. Gordon M. Kraft, meteorologist and airway forecaster at the New Orleans , La., Airport Station, died on May 31, 1946. He was born on August 25, 1902, at Ludington, Mich., and entered the Weather Bureau on November 10, 1930, at Royal Center, Ind., as a junior observer. He was transferred to Louisville, Ky., on June 20, 1932, where he served until July 15, 1933. He re-entered the service on September 3, 1935, at Ludington, Mich., and subsequently served at Jacksonville, Fla., and New Orleans, La.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1946, p.52]




Messrs. Luther H. Brady, Lester S. Fodor, George F. Kubach, and Edward Weber, who were engaged in ocean-weather duty, were officially reported missing when the Coast Guard cutter to which they were attached, was lost in the North Atlantic. In accordance with regulations of the Navy Department, their deaths are presumed to have occurred on September 10, 1943. Regret for their loss and sympathy to their families has been expressed by the Weather Bureau.

Mr. Brady was born in Atlanta, Ga., on October 12, 1914. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Savannah, Ga., on December 13, 1939 as minor observer. He was later transferred to Washington National Airport and Boston Airport. At the time of his death he was an assistant observer at the latter station.

Mr. Fodor was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 29, 1915. His service in the Weather Bureau began at Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 14, 1938, as junior observer. He later served at the Buffalo and Boston Airports and was assigned to the latter station as observer at the time of his death.

Mr. Kubach was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on May 22, 1918. His service in the Weather Bureau began as under observer at Akron, Ohio, on January 25, 1939. He was later assigned to the Syracuse and Boston Airports and was an assistant observer at the latter place at the time of his death.

Mr. Weber was born in New York, N.Y., on May 2, 1918. His entire service in the Weather Bureau, which began on January 3, 1942, was at the Boston Airport at which station he was a junior observer at the time of his death. Prior to his appointment he was an airway observer at Boston from March 3, 1941 to January 2, 1942.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1944]




Mr. Arthur S. Lane, first assistant at the Louisville station since 1921, died June 29, 1926. He was born at Somerville, Mass., on September 11, 1888. Mr. Lane entered the Weather Bureau on May 16, 1910, and served five years at Pittsburgh, five at Philadelphia, and one at Trenton.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1926]



Nathan D. Lane
- Information has been received of the death of Mr. Nathan D. Lane, of El Paso, Tex., on January 23, 1920.

Mr. Lane resigned from the Weather Bureau on July 21, 1916. He will be remembered by many of the employees of the Weather Bureau, especially those who were connected with the Signal Service.

Mr. Lane was born at Minot, Me., on March 7, 1851, and enlisted in the Signal Corps on August 11, 1871. The last 25 years of his service was as official in charge at El Paso, Tex. -- January 1920




Mr. Roger F. Lansdale, of the Central Office, died April 10, 1924, after a brief illness with cerebral meningitis. Mr. Lansdale was born in this city on June 12, 1894. He entered the service September 28, 1917, and has been assigned continuously to the Central Office. [Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1924]


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