Ray Mansisidor Interview, July 22, 1984

Citation data:

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Publication Year:
1984
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.umt.edu/smokejumpers/74; https://scholarworks.umt.edu/context/smokejumpers/article/1075/type/native/viewcontent
Author(s):
Mansisidor, Ray
Publisher(s):
ScholarWorks at University of Montana
recorded work description
Ray Mansisidor talks about the two summers he worked as a smokejumper in 1946 and 1947. He describes training at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana and jumping in McCall, Idaho. He talks about socializing with other smokejumpers, who were mostly fellow military veterans at that time, and discusses policy changes since his last season in 1947, including the inclusion of women smokejumpers and the “let burn” policy.