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William Carrier papers

 Collection — Container: Photographs/Documents
Identifier: 02-08.0092

Scope and Contents

William Carrier served as an Assistant Turret Officer aboard the USS Nashville from 1944-46 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During Carrier's time aboard the Nashville, General Douglas MacArthur was transported twice by the Nashville. At this time, Carrier was able to capture candid photographs of MacArthur. This collection contains those photographs as well as photographs of Pacific scenery and crew, along with handwritten notes by Carrier of battles in which the USS Nashville participated. A photograph book is also included that details the history, Combat, the Aleutians, Pacific coast and crew during the 1942-1945 cruise. Also included are two reunion books that contain the names, addresses, and status of those who served on the Nashville.


  • Created: 1942-1998
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/29/2008


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

William Carrier born November 21, 1921, in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended 3 years of academic and military training at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was also a student at Purdue University before his time at Annapolis. Soon after his graduation, he participated in his first cruise with the USS Nashville from 1944-1946 in the Western Pacific.

During Carrier's 33 years of service, he rose through the ranks becoming an Assistant Turret Officer, Navy Test Pilot, Naval Aviator, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station and Training Center. His father William Carrier, Sr. served on a battleship for two years during World War I.


1.00 boxes

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William Carrier Jr.

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William Carrier papers
Jessie Mrock
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository