Phillip D. Davis Interview

Title

Phillip D. Davis Interview

Interviewee

Phillip D. Davis

Interviewer

Kim Taylor

Files

Download Transcript of Phillip Davis Interview (1.6 MB)

Description

Phillip Davis tells of his experiences as a smokejumper in 1948 and 1949 at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana and in Missoula, Montana. He describes the training, the equipment and rations, as well as the procedures of a typical fire call. Davis discusses the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire and the impact being a smokejumper had on his later life.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Forest fires Montana

Original Date

6-13-1984

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 133-024

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (18 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_024.pdf

Phillip D. Davis Interview

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