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John D. Carroll World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2000-09-14
The collection relates to the World War II experience of 1st Lieutenant John D. Carroll, who served as a flight navigator and bombadier. It includes aeronautical charts for Hong Kong and Hungtze, China and Osaka and Choshi, Japan as well as a small amount of newspaper clippings related to World War II. Also present are photographs depicting military operations, such as reconnaissance and aerial bombardment, and aircraft, predominantly the B-29. The B-29 is featured in formation flight, dropping ordnance, and on the ground. It is depicted in both Guam and assorted locations with the Pacific theater. Bombed plants in Japan are also featured. Additional images depict General MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, and the Japanese party arriving on the U.S.S. Missouri to sign the surrender.


  • circa 1940s


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but has not been fully processed. Access to the collection may be limited or may require additional processing time. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


.3 Cubic Feet (2 folders and 1 oversize folder)

Biographical Note: John D. Carroll

John D. Carroll was a 1st Lieutenant during World War II. He served as a flight navigator and bombardier in the Pacific theater and in Guam. No further information is known.

Immediate Source of Acquistion

This collection was donated by Jean Carroll, in memory of John D. Carroll.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are kept in the Library:

  • Army Air Forces instrument letdown procedures, 1944
  • Navigators' information file, 1944
  • Shack 44-8 DR (Bombadier School)
  • Tyndale Field flexible gunnery class 44-5
Guide to the John D. Carroll World War II Collection
Completed - Level 1
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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