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Operations Directive No. 3 March 3, 1942.pdf

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OFFICE OF CMLXAN DEFUSE
01VIL AIR PATROL
OPERATIONS DIRECTIVE)
NO. 3
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NATIONAL HFADQUARTERS
WASHINQTON, MARCH 3, 19~$

WEATHER INFORMATION FOR CIVIL AIR PATROL

I. On January 30, 19£2 the Weather Bureau distributed Circula~
Letter No. 12-~2 to all Weather Stations from which we quote the following
excerpt- ".....Civil Air Patrol pilots and officers.....are to be given
weather information on the same basis as air line personnel.W
2. It is emphasized that under war conditions weather information is classified military information, i.e.~ information which shall
not be disclosed except to authorized persons. Military reg~tions
affecting military personnel and the Espionage Act affecting civilians
provide heavy penalties in time of war for those who unlawfu~ disclose
or attempt to disclose ~_itary iafor:ation.
3. It is hereby directed that members of the Civil Air Patrol
keep confidential all weather information received under the authority
set forth in Circular Letter 12-42 mentioned above or under Subsequent
authorization. This means that such information shall be disclosed only
to authorized persons who require it in the performance of official duties.
4. Each m~it will make its own local arrangements for obtaining
weather Information, complying with such identification routine as may best
suit the requirements of local Civil Aeronautics Administration offices or
Weather Bureau stations.
5. In the event that a unit of the Civil Air Patrol supplies
a list of its pilots to such a local office or station, notation will be
made at the top of the list readi~, "This list not official after (Date).."
No list will be effective for more than thirty days. Should a~ person
named in such list cease to be a member of the unit, his name shall be
stricken from the list at once.
6. Some weather offices require a call-back on the telephone to
verify identification. If there is a toll charge the pilot shall accept
it collect, as the Weather Bureau has no funds for such purposes.
7. Ueather i:formation will normally be obtained by the
O p e r a t i o n s O f fi c e r.

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C~ionel, ~ir Corps
Tr~n~g/'& Operations Officer

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