David Flaccus describes his experiences as a smokejumper during World War Two from 1943 through 1945 through the Civilian Public Service program (CPS). He discusses training at Seeley Lake, Montana, fire jumps in Idaho, the financial problems experienced by the conscientious objectors, and the moral obligation they felt to succeed as smokejumpers.
American Friends Service Committee; Civilian Public Service; Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Conscientious objectors; World War, 1939-1945
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 (60 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (21 p. : 28 cm.)
Flaccus, Dave, "Dave Flaccus Interview, July 10, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_036.