Joseph Osborne describes in detail the Civilian Public Service (CPS) program and his experiences smokejumping as a conscientious objector during World War Two, from 1943 to 1945. He describes the training at Seeley Lake, Montana, his equipment, including Eagle parachutes, and off-season project work such as building bridges.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Conscientious objectors United States Biography; World War, 1939-1945 Conscientious objectors
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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1 sound cassette (55 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (20 p. : 28 cm.)
Osborne, Joseph C., "Joseph C. Osborne Interview, July 22, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-082.