Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. X-15 FLIGHT 2-15-29 EDWARDS AFB, CALIFORNIA
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John W. Carpenter (1916-1996) was born in Starkville, Mississippi. He graduated from high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and later studied engineering at Oklahoma A&M and Mississippi State College. He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1935, and graduated with a bachelor''s degree in military science in 1939. He also attended the Air Command and Staff School and the Air War College. After graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, he attended the Air Corps flying scho...