H.W. “Skip” Stratton speaks of his experiences smokejumping out of Missoula, Montana from 1947 to 1950. He describes the training and facilities at the Nine Mile Ranger Station and jumping with other military veterans. He recalls the events of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire, the recovery effort, and its aftermath. Stratton also discusses the 1949 jump in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the Smokey the Bear Program.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Forest fires Montana
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 (85 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (29 p. : 28 cm.)
Stratton, H. W., "H.W. "Skip" Stratton Interview, June 29, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-101.