Joseph Warren Hays Papers
Identifier: MS 159
The collection includes a complete set of letters written by Joseph Warren Hays to his family while serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. The letters detail his aviation training across the United States and his service in Europe toward the end of the war. In his later years, Mr. Hays wrote recollections of his missions over Europe. The collection also includes printed publications, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, a photograph of Hays, and ephemera.
- 1941-1962; 2010
- Majority of material found in 1943-1945
- Hays, Joseph Warren (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research. Copyright has been transferred to TCU.
1.54 Linear feet
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Warren Hays was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He served from January 1943 through November 1945. Hays spent much of his time in training at air bases across the United States. He flew missions over Europe in 1945 as a co-pilot of a B-24 Liberator with the 446th Bombardment Group. After the war, Hays returned to TCU to complete his degree in Economics.
The Collection is divided into four series: Correspondence, Ephemera, Newspaper Clippings, and Printed Publications. There is also a photograph of Hays and a scrapbook in the collection.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by his daughter, Ms. Carolyn Johnson, in 2015.
- Bournemouth (England)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.)
- George Field (Ill.)
- Greenville Army Flying School (U.S.)
- Harlingen Army Air Field (Tex.)
- Maxwell Field (Ala.)
- Printed ephemera
- Sheppard Field (Tex.)
- United States. Army Air Forces. Air Training Command
- United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Squadron, 446th
- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States. Army. Air Corps
- Guide to the Joseph Warren Hays Papers
- Lisa Pena
- June, 2015
- Description rules
- Finding aid prepared using local best practices.