Philip D. "Phil" Difani Interview
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Philip Difani discusses his nine-year career as a smokejumper, which started in 1967. He recalls his training in Missoula, Montana, and then operating throughout the western United States and Alaska. Difani talks about training and equipment, and how both changed during his career. He describes the relationships among smokejumpers both on duty and off-duty. Difani also comments on the changes in selection requirements, including the hiring of female smokejumpers.
The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Smokejumpers Training of
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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1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (39 p. : 28 cm.)
Difani, Philip D., "Philip D. "Phil" Difani Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH 133-028.