William Mitchell recalls the two seasons he worked as a smokejumper in 1947 and 1948. He describes training at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana, the equipment he used, and the project work in which he participated. He also talks about his temporary duty at Deming, New Mexico, and the effect smokejumping had on his life.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies
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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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (63 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (17 p. : 28 cm.)
Mitchell, William F., "William F. "Bill" Mitchell, July 21, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-071.