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Dean W. Ford ( Pilot )

posted: Mar 31, 2017

Dean, 97, of Bend, Oregon, died March 11, 2017. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and flew “The Hump” in the China/Burma Theater during WWII.

Retiring from the service after 20 years, he went to Oregon State University where he got his degree in Forestry. Dean flew smokejumpers, Suppression Crews and lead plane out of the Redmond Air Center.