Bill Moody talks about being involved in the smokejumper program from 1957 until the date of the interview in 1984. He describes his roles at two different smokejumping bases, both as a smokejumper and as an administrator. Moody talks about working as a smokejumper, trainer, and squad leader at La Grande, Oregon, from 1957 to 1965, before transferring to the North Cascades Smokejumper Base in Winthrop, Washington, where he became base manager in 1972. He also discusses his experiences travelling to Canada in 1974 and the Soviet Union in 1976 to learn about their smokejumping programs and collaborate.
Smokejumpers Northwest, Pacific Biography; Smokejumping Northwest, Pacific History; Smokejumping Administration
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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2 sound cassettes (127 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (37 p. : 28 cm.)
Moody, Bill, "Bill Moody Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_073_074.