Thor’s Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force and by John F. Fuller

By John F. Fuller

In this enlightening and compelling heritage of wrestle from global struggle II to the Vietnam clash, writer John F. Fuller describes the journey that used to be the Air climate carrier and introduces its brave kinfolk of forecasters who supplied important climate help for the nation's militia and made extraordinary contributions of the sphere of meteorology. know about the arguable occasions top as much as the pressure-packed D-Day forecast and the invasion forecasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and become aware of how climate aid "can be the margin among the victor and the vanquished."

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Thor’s Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force and Army, 1937–1987

During this enlightening and compelling heritage of strive against from international warfare II to the Vietnam clash, writer John F. Fuller describes the journey that was once the Air climate provider and introduces its brave relatives of forecasters who supplied very important climate aid for the nation's defense force and made extraordinary contributions of the sphere of meteorology.

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Thus, the plan to solve the problem by calling on the Weather Bureau died on the vine. By then it was painfully clear that the real problem was a lack of understanding by some of the parties involved as to the real function of any Army weather service, at least so far as the air arm was concerned. This was particularly unfortunate because the Air Corps and the GHQ Air Force were almost the only customers for large scale service. Until all parties fully recognized the role of weather support in air operations, the proposals and counterproposals might be so much wasted effort.

20. Amazingly, the plan was blessed by Allison, Westover, and the Commerce Department. It is impossible to speculate on what might have happened with the adjutant general's plan had not the Bureau of the Budget suddenly interceded. Representatives from the General Staff, the Signal Corps, and the Air Corps attended a meeting presided over by the bureau's Mr. Dashear. Dashear thought that a third of a million dollars was a bit much for a weather service, especially when questions he posed were answered by an estimate that the Army could do the job for less than half of that.

Robert G. H. Meyer, Signal Corps Post Weather Officer Moffett Field, CA 1st Lt. Torgilis G. Wold, Air Corps 2nd Weather Squadron 1st Lt. Donald P. Graul' (2), Signal Corps Post Weather Officer Chanute Field, IL 1st Lt. Harold H. Bassett' (2), Air Corps Commander, 1st Weather Squadron March Field, CA 1st Lt. Floyd B. C. 1st Lt. Theodore M. Bolen, Air Corps Post Weather Officer Hamilton Field, CA 1st Lt. Arthur F. Merewether, Air Corps Post Weather Officer Barksdale Field, LA 1st Lt. Sam H. Wiseman, Air Corps 1st Weather Squadron Capt.

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