Air America - The Smokey Generation
Fire in Alaska

A Wildland Fire Living History Project

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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Jerry Daniels and Shep Johnson

Jerry Daniels and Shep Johnson

Long Tieng - 1970. Jerry Daniels with lucky shirt on looking to see what fate awaits him. Shep checking the rigging. Unknown

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