Eugene Pitts talks about his experiences working as a smokejumper at Seeley Lake, Montana, in 1942. He discusses the training and his fellow smokejumpers, who were all preparing to enter the service. Pitts describes how being a smokejumper helped him as a fighter pilot during World War Two, and he reminisces about serving as a Navy pilot in the South Pacific.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American
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 (51 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (33 p. : 28 cm.)
Pitts, Eugene, "Eugene Pitts Interview, September 28, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-087.