Robert Martin discusses the one season he worked as a smokejumper in 1941. He talks about the training at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana, the equipment, and the equipment modifications he helped make. Martin also describes some of the leaders in the smokejumper program at that time, including Frank Derry and Glen Smith.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
Martin, Bob, "Robert L. "Bob" Martin Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH_133_069.