Interviewee

Bryn Hammarstrom Sr.

Interviewer

Roxanne Farwell

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Description

Bryn Hammarstrom describes smokejumper training at Seeley Lake, Montana, where he was sent after applying for conscientious objector status during World War Two. He talks about his smokejumper duties which included repairing and packing parachutes. He recalls specific jumps including one in Yellowstone Park. He recalls some specific incidents during his civilian public service (CPS) years including a truck accident, smokejumper training at Nine Mile, Montana, and assisting with a bridge removal in St. Regis, Montana.

This is not an audio interview. Hammarstrom responds in writing to a series of questions sent to him by Roxanne Farwell.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Civilian Public Service; American Friends Service Committee; Conscientious objectors, United States; Service, Compulsory non-military, Montana; Smokejumpers, Montana; World War, 1939-1945

Original Date

8-4-1989

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History Project, OH 163, 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 interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 163-033

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 transcript (3 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_163_033.pdf

Bryn Hammarstrom, Sr. Interview, August 4, 1989

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