Gary Welch describes his three seasons smokejumping from Cave Junction, Oregon, from 1960 to 1962. He discusses training, the facilities at Cave Junction, fire jumps, and injuries. Welch also recalls recreational activities of off-duty smokejumpers, such as playing volleyball and softball.
Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; Smokejumpers Training of; Smokejumping Oregon Social aspects; Smokejumping Accidents
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (85 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (26 p. : 28 cm.)
Welch, Gary, "Gary Welch Interview, July 21, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-112.