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Incident Name:
Date: 9/15/1958
Personnel: George Jess
Age: 46
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: aerial firefighter

On September 15, 1958 George Jess died piloting and spotting or fighting a fire in Lake County CA. Details are not known. Please fill us in if you know. Our meager info comes from death records, his name on the Airtanker Pilot's Memorial and Chuck Bushey's research of NIFC records, 1955-1957.


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 Lake County, CA


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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Concise Information -- research by the WLF Staff and Bushy:
    • 9/15/1958
    • 1 killed, George Jess
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: Make and model unknown
    • Location: Lake County, CA
    • FAA Registration: none available
    • NTSB #: none available
  • For information if it becomes available consult the NTSB online lookup Utility
  • California Death Index: George Jess

    Name: George Jess
    Event Type: Death

    Event Date: 15 Sep 1958

    Event Place: Lake, California, United States

    Birth Date: 18 May 1912

    Birthplace: Texas

    Gender: Male

    Father's Name: Jess

    Mother's Name: Helstein

    Age: 46

  • US Social Security Death Index: George Jess

    Given Name: George

    Surname: Jess

    Social Security Number: 52x-28-xx73

    State: Arizona

    Event Date: September 1958

  • Airtanker Pilots memorial: George Jess

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Contributors to this article: Chuck Bushey, Airtanker Pilots, Mellie

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