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Edward Carrow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 99.0565

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Edward Carrow who served with the 665th Engineer Topographical Company, 4th Regiment, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  The collection contains numerous letters dating from July 1943 to October 1945. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing telegrams, playbills, several photographs, two maps of Europe and the Pacific, and several currency notes from France, Germany, and Austria.


  • created: 1943-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/19/1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Private First Class Edward Carrow served in the US Army in the Fox Company, 665th Engineer Topographical  Company, 4th Regiment in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). He served from 1943 to 1945. Carrow was a native of Wilmington, Delaware, who joined the United States Army in early 1943. Upon his completion of aptitude testing at Camp Dix, NJ in July 1943, Carrow was transferred to the 6th Battalion at Fort Belvoir, VA, where he underwent basic firearms, obstacle course, and first aid training. In September 1943, Carrow began training in the creation and disarming of field obstacles and was assigned to the 665th Engineer Topographical Company. On 28 September, General Marshall visited the camp and a review was held. In March 1944, Carrow was sent to the Replacement Depot at Camp Reynolds, PA, and was moved to the Fox Company, 4th Regiment (which was still in the 665th). In May 1944, Private Carrow shipped out to England where he remained until July 1944, when he was sent to an undisclosed location in France. Private Carrow moved to various locations around France from August to September 1944, and he was stationed in the rear throughout moves into Belgium and Austria until the end of the European war in May 1945. During May through September, Private Carrow was stationed in Austria, and in late September, he began his return to the States, and he made stops in Camp Chicago, Rheims, and Camp Philip Morris before he returned to the US in November 1945.


2 boxes

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Edward Carrow

Method of Acquisition


Edward Carrow papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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