TRUMAN E. CARPENTER, LTJG, USN
Truman Carpenter '32
Date of birth: June 15, 1909
Date of death: January 5, 1938
From the 1932 Lucky Bag:
Truman was lost on January 5, 1938 when the seaplane he was aboard crashed approximately 100 miles from Hawaii while on a training flight. Six others aboard were also lost.
He has a memory marker in California.
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). The Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1937 lists him with Patrol Squadron (VP) 7F.
Clarence Kasparek '32 was in the same flight school class.