Eugene Pitts Interview, September 28, 1984

Interviewee

Eugene Pitts

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

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Description

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.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American

Original Date

9-28-1984

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 133-087

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (51 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (33 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3;application/pdf

Run Time

00:54:58 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_087.mp3; OH_133_087.pdf

Eugene Pitts Interview, September 28, 1984
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