Wilmer

Interviewee

Wilmer Carlsen

Interviewer

Roxanne Farwell

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Description

Wilmer Carlsen discusses joining the smokejumpers under the Civilian Public Service program (CPS) in 1943 because he was a conscientious objector during World War Two. He describes his experiences as a smokejumper, including the fires he worked, and his relationships with regular Forest Service employees, as well as other religiously-affiliated conscientious objectors. Carlsen recalls his training, as well as the duties to which he was assigned in the off-season, including cooking and working on construction projects.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Conscientious Objectors United States Biography; World War Two 1939-1945

Original Date

8-29-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH_133_013

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (105 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (26 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

105 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_013.mp3; OH133-13.pdf

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