George Honey talks about the beginning of the smokejumper program and the experimentation on equipment and methods. He specifically discusses his friendship with Francis Lufkin, a pioneer smokejumper, and how the two of them ran the Winthrop, Washington base during World War Two. Honey describes preparing and dropping of cargo to the jumpers, as well as procedures for packing out.
Smokejumpers Washington (State) Biography; Smokejumping (State) Washington History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Airdrop
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 (66 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (38 p. : 28 cm.)
Honey, George, "George Honey Interview, June 6, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH_133_047.