Reichelderfer, Francis W. (Francis Wilton), 1895-1983Alternative names
U.S. Navy officer and meteorologist.
From the description of Papers of Francis W. Reichelderfer, 1918-1983 (bulk 1939-1967). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80974415
From the description of Papers, 1918-1983 (bulk 1939-1967). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28416022
1895, Aug. 6:
Born, Harlan, Ind.
A.B. in science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Ensign, United States Navy; stationed at the naval air station in North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Served in Lisbon, Portugal, as naval meteorologist; provided weather information and forecasts for naval aircraft making the first transatlantic flights
Promoted to lieutenant Married Beatrice Hoyle
1922- 1928: Officer in charge, Naval Aerological Service, Washington, D.C.
1928- 1931: Served on airship Los Angeles, Lakehurst, N.J.
Postgraduate study at the Bergen Geophysical Institute, Norway
Executive officer, naval air station at Lakehurst, N.J.; served as observer on German airship Hindenburg
Promoted to commander Appointed chief, United States Weather Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Retired from United States Navy
1940- 1941: President, American Meteorological Association
1942- 1945: Assisted in the organization of the Joint Meteorological Committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for wartime operations
1944- 1947: President, American Geophysical Union
1951- 1955: President, World Meteorological Organization
Retired from United States Weather Bureau
1983, Jan. 25:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Francis W. Reichelderfer Papers, 1918-1983, (bulk 1939-1967), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|creatorOf||Francis W. Reichelderfer Papers, 1918-1983, (bulk 1939-1967)||Library of Congress. Manuscript Division|
|referencedIn||Wexler, Harry, 1911-1962. Harry Wexler papers, 1929-1962.||Library of Congress|
|creatorOf||Reichelderfer, Francis W. (Francis Wilton), 1895-1983. Papers of Francis W. Reichelderfer, 1918-1983 (bulk 1939-1967).||Library of Congress|
|referencedIn||Harry Wexler Papers, 1929-1962||Library of Congress. Manuscript Division|
|creatorOf||Reichelderfer, Francis W. (Francis Wilton), 1895-1983. Papers, 1918-1983 (bulk 1939-1967).||Library of Congress|
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