DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Albert W. "Al" Cramer

Title:
Oral History Interview with Albert W. "Al" Cramer
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-07-22
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
Albert Cramer discusses his 30-year career, which began in 1943, as a smokejumper and program administrator in Missoula, Montana, and Alaska. He talks about the training and equipment, as well as the changes to both. He describes specific jumps and fires, including the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire and the 1949 jump onto the White House lawn. Cramer contrasts working with the U.S. Forest Service as a smokejumper in Montana with working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as a smokejumper in Alaska.