William F. "Bill" Mitchell
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William Mitchell recalls the two seasons he worked as a smokejumper in 1947 and 1948. He describes training at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana, the equipment he used, and the project work in which he participated. He also talks about his temporary duty at Deming, New Mexico, and the effect smokejumping had on his life.
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 Equipment and supplies
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 (63 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (17 p. : 28 cm.)
Mitchell, William F., "William F. "Bill" Mitchell" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH 133-071.