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Bill, 85, died April 19, 2012, in Stevensville, Montana. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and earned an honorable discharge. After working as a Forest Service lookout, Bill trained and jumped from Missoula during the 1947 season. He worked as a parts man and service manager at Mountain Tractor Company and later served as a parts man at Missoula Truck Sales. He rode on horseback through most of Montana's western wilderness.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Anderson, William (Missoula 1947)" (2012). Smokejumper Obituaries. 851.