The Lands of 50 mph Fog
SUMMER FOGS AND WINTER WINDS
OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
(and how to fly despite them)
Weather Notes for Pilots
Lt. Commander John Tatom, U. S. Navy, was for several years the Aerological Officer of Fleet Air Wing FOUR of the Pacific Fleet.
He had flown in and studied the Aleutian weather, and used his experience to write a pamphlet for those pilots who would fly in
the WWII Aleutian weather. The introductory was written by L. E. Gehres, Commodore, U. S. Navy, Commander, Fleet Air Wing
As Tatom states, "Aleutian weather has been widely publicized since the outbreak of WWII. In numerous magazine and
newspaper articles and over the radio we have heard that the Aleutian area is the home of one of the largest "lows" of the
northern hemisphere, that here is the breeding place of th storms, and that here exist the icy gales and the perpetual fogs.
I think you will enjoy reading this pamphlet, and I would like to thank my wife, Nadine, for beating out the competition on eBay
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Current update: 6 Dec 2021 08:46
Last Updated: 4 Jan 2013 11:54
Original Publication: 4 Jul 2001