of this document would not have been possible without the support of
Dr. Elbert W. Friday and Robert C. Landis. Their confidence is greatly
appreciated. Work on this project represented the cooperation between
the Western and Southern Regions of the National Weather Service. The
authors are grateful to Tom Potter, Harry Hassel, Bill Proenza, and
Richard Hutcheon for their support.
Many people made this document possible. They helped locate persons
who were employed by the Weather Bureau during World War II, and in
some cases, have assisted with the interviews. We extend our thanks
to them for the much appreciated help.
appreciate the referrals and special help provided by the following
but definitely not least, the authors would like to thank Lorina Mortensen
for many hours of work. With her special interest in this project,
Lorina took particular care to personally record all of the histories
into the computer. Her careful attention to details and meticulous
follow-through are manifested in the results.
apologies if we have omitted the names of anyone who provided help.