p.m. on April 12, 1945, Miss Dorothy L. Taylor began a routine tour
of duty at her station at Casper, Wyo. During the tour a heavy snowstorm
isolated the station, precluding relief and resulting in a 28 hour
shift for Miss Taylor. She nevertheless performed the station functions
on schedule, including preparation of three consecutive 6-hourly maps,
the taking and transmission of airway, 6-hourly, and pibal observations,
and an unusually heavy telephone traffic. The
6-hourly observations and pibals were taken under considerable difficulty,
with temperature ranging from 22° to 29° and winds from 25
to 50 miles per hour part of the time in heavy snow.
flying over Casper Army Air Base during World War II.
[Chuck Morrison Collection. Casper College Library. Casper,
P-15:2951. ] Notice: This material may be protected by copyright
law (Title 17 U.S. Code).
Taylor's sustenance consisted of the contents of her lunch pail
and an exemplary sense of loyalty to her job. The Central Office
feels that her action deserves mention as an example of the highly
commendable spirit for which Weather Bureau employees have always
was appointed April 1, 1944, and promoted to SP-5 April 1, 1945. She
celebrated her 20th birthday on April 23, 1945.
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