Albert W.

Interviewee

Al Cramer

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

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Description

Albert Cramer discusses his 30-year career, which began in 1943, as a smokejumper and program administrator in Missoula, Montana, and Alaska. He talks about the training and equipment, as well as the changes to both. He describes specific jumps and fires, including the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire and the 1949 jump onto the White House lawn. Cramer contrasts working with the U.S. Forest Service as a smokejumper in Montana with working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as a smokejumper in Alaska.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Forest fires Montana; Forest fires Alaska

Original Date

7-22-1984

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_023

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (26 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

90 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_023.mp3; OH133-23.pdf

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