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Dave died when Air America C-46 transport crashed in Laos August 13, 1961. He was born June 30, 1936, in Washington state. He is pictured in the 1952 Morton H.S. (Morton, WA) yearbook. Two other jumpers were on that aircraft. Dave's name in on the Wall of Stars at CIA headquarters. He jumped at Missoula 1955-58 and at Fairbanks 1959-60.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bevan William, David W. (Missoula 1955)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1340.