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dc.creatorHays, Joseph Warren
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T18:21:33Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T18:21:33Z
dc.date.issued1943-06-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/40448
dc.descriptionHays discourages family visit-no time; getting close to being stationed elsewhere; received birthday presents.
dc.format.mediumpaper
dc.languageen_US
dc.relationJoseph Warren Hays Papers (MS 159)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any file.
dc.sourceSeries I, Box 1, Folder 1
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectUnited States Army
dc.subjectUnited States Army Air Corps
dc.titleHays letter to family
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcription6-13-43Dear Folks,This will just be a shortie as I have a call put in for home right now. I’ll write again after we talk or in the next couple of days thereafter. Mama, about this coming up here. It’s just not worth it. Several of the boysfolks have come up here from Texas and Ill. and all around but none of the visits have been satisfactory. First of all there is no place to stay. All of the hotels, tourist camps, etc. have reservations for a month.Second, we couldn’t be together except for one hour and fifteen minutes on week days and just four or five hourson weekends. That is unless I pulled guard duty and then we couldn’t even see each other that day. Third, the next place I am sent probably won’t be any farther away from home than I am now. If I am classified as a pilot, I’ll be sent to Alabama. If a bombardier, I’ll be sent to Midland, Texas, and if a navigator, it’ll be somewhere else in Texas. And if they think that I am too nervous, or have hay fever too bad, or if the Psych, however you spell it, thinks that I wouldn’t kill anyone in battle, or for a million other reasons, if I wash out, I’ll be sent back to Sheppard Field. Of course that isn’t going to happen to me but it does happen to about four out of five boys. Any how, youhad better not try to come up here.I surely was glad to hear from all of you last week. Not taking any thing away from the visit of you but Papa your letter was all right. I like to get the real news every once in a while about Cecil, W.Y., Ruth’s victory garden, and domestic affairs in general. I guess I’ve said enough now to make the family good and curious so I’ll say no more except that I also liked your dissertation on John L. Lewis. I have gotten three birthday presents already. All of them something to eat. I’ll get a bunch of the boys in my room tonight and have a party. Oh yes the presents thus far received are from Mama, Brother, & Gert and Lamar. I’ll quit now as I have about ten other letters scheduled for today.Love,Joe (19) Hays


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  • Joseph Warren Hays Papers [162]
    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.

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