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Incident Name: Wilson Fire
Date: 8/25/1933
Personnel: Frank Palmer
Age: 21
Agency/Organization: Civilian Conservation Corps, ODF and Timber Companies Land
Position: CCC enrolee, firefighter

Summary: Frank Palmer was crushed to death by a snag on August 25, 1933. He died instantly. He was part of a CCC crew fighting the raging Wilson Fire which burned on both sides of the Wilson River in Oregon, 15 miles east of Tillamook.

 

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Wilson River in Oregon, 15 miles east of Tillamook, general location

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Frank Palmer named as fallen: from article: Close Forest in Huge Area to Halt Fire -- Five Counties Included by Cronemiller -- Conditions Worse -- Wind Change May Drive Out Control Force; CCC Boy Killed

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  • Oregon Death Index: Frank Palmer

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Media Articles and Reports

  • More on Frank Palmer and the fires the CCC Firefighters were fighting:

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