Aubrey Garber describes his serving as a smokejumper during World War Two because of his conscientious objector status. He talks about the training and the Japanese fire bomb threat. Garber also recalls designing the smokejumpers emblem, working a lookout after breaking his hand, and surveying in Oregon. He shares his experiences working in the backcountry.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Conscientious objectors United States; World War, 1939-1945 Conscientious objectors
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 (56 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (18 p. : 28 cm.)
Garber, Aubrey, "Aubrey Garber Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH_133_039.