Kenn Smith discusses his career smokejumping from 1955 to 1971, mostly based in Idaho City and McCall, Idaho. In particular, he describes the duties of a squad leader, spotter, and foreman. Smith also comments on the changes in the smokejumper organization from the 1950s to the 1970s, including the equipment and smokejumper attitudes.
Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Smokejumping Accidents; Smokejumping Administration
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 (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)
Smith, Kenn, "Kenn Smith Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-098.