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CARPENTER, Charles Irving Papers (1936-1960)

.55 cu ft

Call No.168.7110

IRIS Nos. 1027935-1027942

(1906-1994). Chaplin (Major General). USAF, 1949-1960. Born 13 January 1906, Wilmington, DE. BA, Bucknell U, 1927; BD, Drew Theological Seminary, 1931; STD, Boston U, 1950. Commissioned First Lieutenant, Chaplain Corps, May 1936 and served to grade of Colonel, 1936-1949; advanced to Major General, and began duty with USAF, July 1949. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1936-1945; Air Chaplain, HQ USAAF, 1945-1947; Chief of Air Force Chaplains, 1948-1958; Protestant Cadet Chaplain, United States Air Force Academy, 1958-1960. Retired November 1960. Died 22 February 1994.

Personal and official papers relating to Carpenter's career as a military chaplain. Contains daily diary (1943-1944) and extensive personal and official correspondence (1936-1960). Also includes DOD Directive 5120.8 (1953) concerning the Armed Forces Chaplain Board Charter and AFM 165-5 (1948), which is the Personal Assistance and Benefits Manual for Chaplains.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews with transcripts (1971, 1972).