Smokejumpers of the Civilian Public Service in World War II: Conscientious Objectors as Firefighters for the National Forest Service

Smokejumpers of the Civilian Public Service in World War II: Conscientious Objectors as Firefighters for the National Forest Service

By: Robert C. Cottrell (author)Paperback

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This is the story of Civilian Public Servants smokejumpers, who battled against dangerous winds, searing heat, and devastating fires from 1943 until 1945. Fewer than 300 World War II conscientious objectors served their country in this fashion, operating out of CPS bases in Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. But, that small band of men helped to keep alive Forest Service operations in the Pacific Northwest, and thus sustained a program to fight potentially crippling fires. When the war ended, CPS smokejumpers, like millions of World War II combat soldiers, were ""ushered out"" of wartime service. Some, like many returning GIs, encountered difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. Nevertheless, the one-time smokejumpers often went on to make other remarkable contributions to their communities, their nation, and the world.

About Author

Robert C. Cottrell is a professor of history and American studies at California State University, Chico. He is also the author of Blackball, the Black Sox, and the Babe: Baseball's Crucial 1920 Season (McFarland, 2002). He lives in Chico.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786425334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 231
  • ID: 9780786425334
  • ISBN10: 0786425334

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