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Firemen in the Sky

As it originally appeared in the September 1945 Issue of "Outdoor Life"

This thoroughly researched article is not only an interesting history of smokejumpers, it is also a clear example of how Bob's interests were ahead of his time. When this was written, he predicted the longevity of the then-new method of fighting forest fires and it turns out he was right. It is also a great way to track the changes smoke jumpers have undergone, considering when the article was written they parachuted in wearing not much more than harnesses and football helmets.

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