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Sergeant 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.

Sergeant 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 1943]

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]

William 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

Mr. 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.
[Weather 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]

Mr. Henry Pennywitt, 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 duties.

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 1925]
[ 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]

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