Dave Flaccus Interview

Interviewee

Dave Flaccus

Interviewer

Roxanne Farwell

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Description

David Flaccus describes his experiences as a smokejumper during World War Two from 1943 through 1945 through the Civilian Public Service program (CPS). He discusses training at Seeley Lake, Montana, fire jumps in Idaho, the financial problems experienced by the conscientious objectors, and the moral obligation they felt to succeed as smokejumpers.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

American Friends Service Committee; Civilian Public Service; Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Conscientious objectors; World War, 1939-1945

Original Date

7-10-1984

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_036

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (21 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

60 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_036.mp3; OH133-36.pdf

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