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Roy Anderson ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Oct 6, 2020

Little information was found about Roy. Records on his rookie year say that he was an "ex-Marine, Parachute Project Roster." Records show that there were "Paramarines" during WWII. The fact that he was able to report for smokejumper training in 1944 indicates that he had been discharged. That might lead to thinking that he was wounded in action and released before the end of the war.

During 1944 he made eight training and five fire jumps and five training and three fire jumps in 1945. Roy continued his jumping career jumping 1946, 1947 and 1949.