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Wilbur "Mick" Burke ( Missoula 1949 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Mick Burke, 73,died Nov. 26,2000 at the Mercy Medical Center in Redding,Calif. Born in Oregon City, Ore. Sept.18,1927,he was a Forest Service smokejumper out of Missoula from 1949 through 1954. He moved to Shasta County,Calif.in 1955 from Kalispell,MT. Mick served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and worked as a surveyor for the California Department of Transportation. He was a member of the National Smokejumpers Association. Survivors include his wife Edna.