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Paul Ellis Hankins was born on September 2, 1920, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He died on March 15, 2004, in Waldport, Oregon, at the age of 83, and is buried in Portland, Oregon. Paul entered the Army in May 1942 from Des Moines, Iowa. He was a paratrooper during WWII and records indicate that he served overseas. Paul jumped the 1946 season at Cave Junction.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hankins, Paul Ellis (Cave Junction 1946)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 292.