Jim Klump Interview
Download Transcript of Jim Klump Interview (1.3 MB)
Jim Klump relates his experiences jumping in Redding, California, from 1964 to 1974, including being among the first smokejumpers to repel from a helicopter. He describes the physical training, his fellow smokejumpers, and memorable fire jumps. Klump talks about being a U.S. Forest Service employee and jumping through the Forest Service’s retread program.
The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.
Smokejumpers California Biography; Smokejumping California History
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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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)
Klump, Jim, "Jim Klump Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH 133-056.