Douglas M. Patrick,who
was employed in the Weather Bureau in Washington, D.C., when inducted
into the Army on February 25, 1942, was killed in the crash of
an Army plane near Calcutta, India, on September 21, 1943. Before
going to India, Sergeant Patrick was attached to the 8th Ferrying
Squadron, based at Memphis, Tenn., and served as an airplane mechanic.
Patrick was born in Charleston, S.C., on May 28, 1917. He came
to the Weather Bureau on June 1, 1940, as assistant clerk in
the Fiscal Section of the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, November
Mr. Henry R. Patrick
died in the early morning of August 1, 1935. A brief outline of
Mr. Patrick's service will be found in the January 1934 issue
of Topics and Personnel. [Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, August 1935]
Patrick - Born January 10, 1839, in North Carolina;
served in civilian capacity in the Quartermaster and Engineer
Departments form April 1, 1862, to the close of the Civil War;
appointed messenger in the Signal Corps August 1, 1871; and transferred
to the Weather Bureau in 1891, since which time he has been assigned
to Central Office as laborer, messenger, and artisan. [Retirement
announcement.] -- July 1920
Raymond R. Paul, junior observer at the Winnemucca,
Nev., station, died at San Francisco, Calif., on September 20,
1932. He was born at Newburgh, Ind., January 26, 1901. Mr. Paul
entered the Weather Bureau service on July 1, 1929, and served
continuously at Winnemucca.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, September 1932]
Mr. Henry T. Peace,
official in charge of the Block Island station, died on May 12,
1944. He was born at Providence, R. I., on July 16, 1884 and entered
the Weather Bureau on June 24, 1922 at Wilmington, N.C., as assistant.
He later served at Providence as assistance and assumed charge
of the Block Island station on August 28, 1937.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1944]
Pittsburgh, was retired December 12, 1925, after serving more
than 48 years. He was born in Adams County, Ohio, on December
13, 1851. Mr. Pennywitt enlisted in the Signal Corps on February
17, 1874, and served until August 5, 1876. Reenlisting March 5,
1880, he served at the Central Office from 1882 to 1885 and from
1895 to 1906, and at New Orleans from 1893 to 1895. He was in
charge at Knoxville from 1888 to 1893. And at Pittsburgh from
1906 to 1923, when failing health caused him to relinquish the
responsibility of station management and accept less exacting
In addition to the regular service of more than 48 years credited
to Mr. Henry Pennywitt in announcing his retirement in the December
number, he served for two years and eight months in a civilian
capacity at Pittsburgh in the interval between two enlistments,
thus bringing his total service to nearly 51 years.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December
[ Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February 1926]
Mr. John Peplusky,
letterpress pressman (assistant foreman) in Printing Section at
the Central Office, voluntarily retired at the termination of
November 30, 1946. His entire service was at the Central Office.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1946, p. 86]