From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Truman Carpenter '32

Date of birth: 1910

Date of death: January 5, 1938

Age: ~27

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Truman's life or loss.

He has a memory marker in California. (It gives his dates of service but not his date of birth.)


Truman began his career as an officer aboard USS Maryland (BB 46). In the 1934 and 1935 Navy Directories he is listed as an Ensign under instruction at NAS Pensacola, Florida. He earned his wings as naval aviator #4157 on October 30, 1935.

The 1936 Navy Directory lists him as a LTjg with Bombing Squadron (VB) 3B, embarked in USS Lexington (CV 2).

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Clarence Kasparek '32 was in the same flight school class.

Class of 1932

Truman is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.