Photo By Kare Lohse



“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 Four. 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 for this wonderful father's day present...which I am delighted to share with you. To view this document, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system. If you don't have it, and would like to install it, click on the Adobe Icon at the bottom of this page. This document file size is about 34 MB as it has been scanned at 150dpi for better printout resolution. Additionally, I've retained document’s colors as well. To view the document now, click on the book cover: