C.J. “Buck” Stucky relates experiences from his two seasons working as a smokejumper in Missoula, Montana, from 1954 to 1955. He describes the smokejumper training and credits squad leaders like Norm Allen for preparing him for the job. Stucky also talks about how military units, such as the 82nd Airborne, trained with the smokejumpers, and how both organizations were able to learn jumping techniques from each other.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of
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 (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (27 p. : 28 cm.)
Stucky, C. J., "C.J. "Buck" Stucky Interview, July 20, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-102.