Air America - The Smokey Generation
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What is Air America and how does that relate to the smokejumping program?

They were "smokejumpers who were Air America "kickers" or pilots and/or were field employees of the CIA in "overseas" positions between 1951 and 1975." - Chuck Sheley (The Selected Few and "The List")

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Pitsanoulk Camp Northern Thailand 1964 Thai PARU (Police Aerial Reinforcement Unit) training. 1964.

Pitsanoulk Camp Northern Thailand 1964 Thai PARU (Police Aerial Reinforcement Unit) training. 1964.

L-R: Ken Hessel, Miles Johnson and George Smith with Air America pilot Ed Sterika.

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