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 (U.S.) -- Interviews; Lufkin, Francis B., 1914-1998 -- Career in smokejumping; Smokejumping -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century; Smokejumping -- Equipment and supplies -- History -- 20th century; Smokejumping Administration; United States. Forest Service -- Officials and employees – Interviews; United States. Forest Service -- Officials and employees -- Training of -- History -- 20th century; North Cascades Smokejumper Base (U.S.) -- Management -- History -- 20th century; Smokejumpers -- Training of -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Oral History Number
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.