World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of research materials collected by Thomas B. Buell, author and retired naval officer, for his biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, The Quiet Warrior, published by Little, Brown and Company in 1974.
Captain William Milner Carpenter (1916-2006) was a World War II Pacific theater veteran with 26 years of active service in the United States Navy. After his retirement he spent 30 years working and consulting for SRI International. This collection include books, correspondence, photographs, and writings relating to both his naval and civilian careers.
Papers: Naval papers, 1944-1946; Correspondence, letters sent mainly to his parents during World War II, 1943-1946; News Clippings, 1945-1967, Navigational Reports, 1945-1946; Typed accounts and notes on the Philippines; Miscellany, including obituary, 1998; Booklet on Guam, Guide to the Pacific, Program, 1946, maps of the Pacific Ocean Area, 1936-1952; Photographs of Hawaii, Guam, the Philippine Islands and Truk, 1945-1946; and a scrapbook of letters and photographs of USS LCI (G) 398, crew members, scenes of the Philippines and Van Horn, 1945-1946. Folio maps of the Pacific Theater of War, 1936-1952 and Newspapers, 1946-1967.
Scope and Contents
Naval Papers, Correspondence and photographs, chiefly 1945-1946. The bulk of the Collection deals with his service during World War II in the Pacific Theater, including a Diary, report, notes and typed accounts of his time in the Philippines, including a navigational Survey, maps and news clippings, and a scrapbook with letters sent and photographs.