Philip Stanley recalls how his inquiries about smokejumping as alternative service during World War Two led to the use of conscientious objectors for smokejumpers in 1943. He discusses the feeling amongst conscientious objectors that they needed to prove themselves. Stanley also talks about the training at Seeley Lake, Montana, the fire jumps he made, and the equipment that they used.
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 (60 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (20 p. : 28 cm.)
Stanley, Phillip B., "Phillip B. Stanley Interview, July 3, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-099.