Bert Tanner, who smokejumped from 1968 to 1977, offers his opinions the smokejumper program and its policies, including the use of career jumpers and women, and the “let burn” policy. He describes training in Missoula, Montana, and jumping on fires throughout the western United States.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Women Employment; Forest management West (United States)
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 (63 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (21 p. : 28 cm.)
Tanner, Bert, "Bert Tanner Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-105.