One of the first men selected in 1940 to train as a smokejumper, Earl Cooley describes the early years of the program, including the selection of men, the training, and the equipment. He also recalls being on the first fire jump for the smokejumper program, and fighting fires.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping History Montana; Smokejumpers Training of
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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Oral History Number
OH 133-020, 021
2 sound cassettes (03:00:00 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (50 p. : 28 cm.)
CitationOH 133-020, 021
Cooley, Earl, "Earl Cooley Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-020, 021.