Interviewee

Eugene Pitts

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

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Description

Eugene Pitts talks about his experiences working as a smokejumper at Seeley Lake, Montana, in 1942. He discusses the training and his fellow smokejumpers, who were all preparing to enter the service. Pitts describes how being a smokejumper helped him as a fighter pilot during World War Two, and he reminisces about serving as a Navy pilot in the South Pacific.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American

Original Date

9-28-1984

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 133-087

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (51 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (33 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_087.pdf

Eugene Pitts Interview

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