Max Glaves discusses his experiences as a smokejumper from 1947 to 1951, including his training at McCall, Idaho. He describes what it was like to work with the returning military veterans because he had been too young to fight during World War Two. Glaves also talks about the social life and relationships among smokejumpers, his experience jumping on a fire by himself, and the impact being a smokejumper had on him.
Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Smokejumping Social aspects
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 (68 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)
Glaves, Max, "Max Glaves Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-040.