DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with George Honey

Title:
Oral History Interview with George Honey
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-06-06
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
George Honey talks about the beginning of the smokejumper program and the experimentation on equipment and methods. He specifically discusses his friendship with Francis Lufkin, a pioneer smokejumper, and how the two of them ran the Winthrop, Washington base during World War Two. Honey describes preparing and dropping of cargo to the jumpers, as well as procedures for packing out.