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Leonard Bartel ( Missoula 1943 )

posted: Sep 7, 2020

Leonard (Leonhard), 56, died June 3, 1972, in Marion, South Dakota. He jumped at Missoula for all three years (1943-45) of the Civilian Public Service program. He was one of the few CPS jumpers that came back into smokejumping after the war and he jumped and NCSB during the 1947 season. Leonard was also Loft Foreman 1947-50 before David “Skinny” Beals (MYC-45) took over that position.

Harold and his wife, Delsie, operated a hotel and cafe in Marion. He was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church.