I have found a document that notes the renaming of Edinburgh Field, Trinidad to Carlsen Field (click image for full size):
To get more information about the renaming (and the individual behind it) I would like to locate "General Orders No. 77" dated 11 Nov 1943. I have tried looking on Fold3 and Google but have not been able to find it. What would be my next step?
Edit 1: Here is the full war diary entry with "U.S. Naval Air Station" heading the page. The note called out above is about two thirds down:
Edit 2: I am trying to corroborate a report found here, and gain more information about the person in question:
On the night of December 14, 1942, Captain Kenneth V. Carlsen, 35th Bombardment Squadron was operating a B-18 out of Edinburgh Field in Trinidad on an anti-submarine patrol when the aircraft suffered a double engine failure. He held the bomber steady as it fell towards the sea so that his crew could bail out. Captain Carlsen was killed in the resultant crash. Edinburgh Field was renamed Carlsen Field in his honor.