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Incident Name:  Tillamook Fire
Date: 7/27/1945
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: US Military
Position: wildland firefighters

Summary:

Pvt Jesse Thompson, age 24
Pvt Lester Ware

Two soldiers, Pvt Jesse L Thompson of Philadelphia PA and Lester A Ware of Columbus OH were killed when their truck overturned north of Portland while en route in convoy to the Tillamook forest fire area. Eight other soldiers were injured.

 

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Thompson and Ware named as fallen Thompson and Ware named as fallen

 

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