Smokejumper Obituary: Cummings#2, Harry L. (Missoula 1946)

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Smokejumper Obituary: Cummings#2, Harry L. (Missoula 1946)

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Harry died November 25, 2016. He grew up in Orofino, Idaho, where he worked in the woods fighting fires and manning lookouts for the Clearwater Timber Protective Association and the USFS. Harry was inducted into the Army in 1943 and was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. He jumped on "D" at Normandy and later in Operation Market Garden. Harry was with the 101st in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded twice during his time in the Airborne. After the war he started a plumbing and heating business in Orofino and went to work for the USFS in 1962 as a Fire Control Officer. Harry retired from the USFS in 1980 and went to work for the Clearwater-Potlatch Protective Association. Harry jumped at Missoula in 1946 and worked at Cave Junction during the 1947 season.

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Cummings#2_Harry-L_Missoula_1946

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April 2021

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Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries

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Forest Management

Smokejumper Obituary: Cummings#2, Harry L. (Missoula 1946)

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