Rhett Wise describes his experiences as a smokejumper in Montana and Alaska during the 1960s. He discusses the duties of a smokejumper loadmaster and compares fire management policies in Alaska to those policies in the lower 48 states. Wise also describes jumping procedures, including how to steer the parachutes in use at that time.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Forest Management West (United States)
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (80 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
Wise, Rhett, "Rhett Wise Interview, July 22, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-116.