Gerald Meehl is the co-author (with Rex Alan Smith) of Pacific Legacy: Image and Memory from World War II in the Pacific; Pacific War Stories: In the Words of Those Who Survived; and (with Dave Levy) Fast Boats and Fast Times: Memories of a PT Boat Skipper in the South Pacific. He has traveled extensively in the South Pacific, and has visited and photographed every major Pacific island battlefield of World War II. He is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.