John K.

Interviewee

John K. Dunne

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

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Description

John Dunne describes working as a smokejumper from 1946 to 1949 after serving in the military during World War Two. He offers his perspective on military veterans serving as smokejumpers and how the men used smokejumping to transition from military service to civilian life. Dunne discusses the shift from military veterans to college students working as smokejumpers and how those two groups interacted. He also talks about the effects of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire on the program.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Veterans Employment United States

Original Date

8-16-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 133-031

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (20 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:10:00 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_031.mp3; OH_133_031.pdf

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