William F.

Title

William F. "Bill" Mitchell

Interviewee

William F. Mitchell

Interviewer

Renée Gouaux

Files

Download Transcript of William Mitchell Interview (1.1 MB)

Description

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.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies

Original Date

7-21-1984

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 133-071

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (63 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (17 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_071.pdf

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