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1939, the experimental year of smokejumping : an interview with Virgil Derry

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Title: 1939, the experimental year of smokejumping : an interview with Virgil Derry
Author: Derry, Virgil.; Norgaard, Jim.
Description: Jim Norgaard, interviewer.Recorded July 20, 1984 by the interviewer.Virgil Derry describes the sixty experimental jumps made with his brother, Frank Derry, in 1939 under contract to the Eagle Parachute Company. The jumps were made over all terrains and under various conditions to determine the feasability of dropping jumpers on fires. He also talks of his previous experience parachuting at county fairs and the hang gliding he has done since.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10844/443
Date: 2012-12-06


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