David V. Kauffman Interview

Interviewee

David V. Kauffman

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

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Description

David Kauffman discusses working as a smokejumper during World War Two due to his conscientious objector status. He describes the training and the attitudes of the conscientious objectors, and he recalls working with the African American 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion. Kauffman also relates a conversation he had with Wag Dodge about the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Conscientious objectors United States; World War, 1939-1945 Conscientious objectors; Forest fires Montana

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 133-054

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (25 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:34:09 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_054.mp3; OH_133_054.pdf

David V. Kauffman Interview
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