Smokejumping - 1940s - 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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Relaxing at Camp Paxton. 1944.

CPS (Civilian Public Service) Jumpers relaxing at Camp Paxton after dinner in 1944. Dick Flaharty far right, Roy Wenger left with dark shirt an glasses.
Contributor: Dick Flaharty

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