David P. Godwin (1892-1947)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0485]

Creator: United States Forest Service

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2007-0485

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Summary

At the time photograph was taken, David P. Godwin (1892-1947) was Assistant Chief of Fire Control, U.S. Forest Service; he had investigated the 1937 Blackwater fire; he approved the first experiments in having firefighters parachute into blazes ("smoke jumpers").

Subject

  • Godwin, David P 892-1947
  • United States Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2007-0485

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

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Topic

  • Fire
  • Fire extinction

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0485]