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John P. Ferguson ( McCall 1943 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

John died in Spokane, WA on April 18,1998. He was one of the "pioneer" smokejumpers leaving to serve in WWII as a crewman on B-29s. John later worked for the USFS and retired after 40 years of service. ..He and Lester Gahler made the first fire jumps in Region 4 on Aug. 14, l943.