Francis Lufkin discusses his 40-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, which includes being one of the first smokejumpers as well as an equipment developer, trainer, and base manager of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base. He describes the many changes in the program during his tenure in terms of training and equipment. Lufkin also reminisces about the camaraderie among the smokejumpers with whom he served.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Smokejumping Administration
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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3 sound cassettes (270 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (89 p. : 28 cm.)
Lufkin, Francis, "Francis B. Lufkin Interview, June 7, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_061_062_063.