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Richard Graves

Richard Graves created and was the leader of the Australian Jungle Rescue Detachment assigned to the Far East American Air Force. With his fellow soldiers, he conducted over 300 rescues, all of which were completed successful and without losses. After the war, Graves ran a bushcraft school for over twenty years. He was an Irish-born Australian poet and novelist who wrote over ten classic books on the topic, including The Bushcraft Handbooks. He died in 1971.