The digital images were donated to Eastern Washington University by Ted Corporandy via the National Smokejumper Association.
Portrait of the 1944 CPS-103 17-man smokejumper squad. This squad mad 45 jumps on 17 fires, 158 training jumps for a total of 203 jumps in 1944. In 1943-1943, 250 CPS men volunteered for the Forest Service experimental program to parachute men on forest fires in the United States northwest. During this time they made 4947 jumps, and put out approximately 420 fires.
Front Row: Earl W Stutzman, Merlo M Zimmerman, Herold H Holden, Lester E Gahler, Gorden H Miller, Cornelius W Vogt, George A Anderson.
Back Row: Michael E Ritzman, Laurel R Sargent, Cook Junior D Eberly, Chester H Swartz, Norman M (Moo), Allen D Lehman, Merle W Hoover, John Eldon Whitesitt, Gilbert R Weldy, Harvey H Weirich, Homer R Chance.
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Smokejumping -- United States, Smokejumpers -- United States -- McCall Ranger District (Idaho)