George Honey Interview

Interviewee

George Honey

Interviewer

Kim Maynard

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Description

George Honey talks about the beginning of the smokejumper program and the experimentation on equipment and methods. He specifically discusses his friendship with Francis Lufkin, a pioneer smokejumper, and how the two of them ran the Winthrop, Washington base during World War Two. Honey describes preparing and dropping of cargo to the jumpers, as well as procedures for packing out.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Washington (State) Biography; Smokejumping (State) Washington History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Airdrop

Original Date

6-6-1984

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_047

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (66 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (38 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

66 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_047.mp3; OH133-47.pdf

George Honey Interview
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