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dc.creatorHays, Joseph Warren
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T18:25:12Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T18:25:12Z
dc.date.issued1944-11-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/40528
dc.descriptionHays says they fly up to 20,000 ft. every time. Thinks he'll be home Thanksgiving.
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 3
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectUnited States Army
dc.subjectUnited States Army Air Corps
dc.subjectSheppard Field
dc.titleHays letter to family
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcription11-19-44Dear Folks,If you don’t mind getting a letter written on Sunday morning,I’ll see what I can do about writing it. I’m writing now because this is about the only time that I can expect to have time to write for quite a spell. Section I is shipping out to-morrow as I’ve told you before. That leaves two sections here when there is, “work aplenty” for three sections. So,we can expect to be over worked and under paid until the new Section I gets in from Lincoln. Besides that, we go up to 20,000 ft. every time we fly now and stay there for 4 ½ to 5 hours. It is so cold that coffee freezes in the thermos bottle if we don’t drink it immediately after takeoff. Just in case your wondering just how cold it is I’ll tell you. Last night the temp. was down to a -35°C. I don’t know exactly how cold that is in Fahrenheitbut I’ll guarantee youthat it is rather chilly. The temperature and the altitude go together to make one quite weary believe you me. I’m going to see if I can shake out a few of the kinks by going horse back riding this afternoon. It took me long enough to get it told but thatis why I am writing this morning instead of this afternoon on tonight.I think we are going to have Thanksgiving off which suits me just fine. If we don’t fly or have ground school Tommy, my navigator, Johnny, my first pilot, and I, are going to eat at Bob’s my bombardier’shome.Bob is married, newly wed at that, but he and his wife want us out so far be it from us to refuse. I already had one invite to eat at Jan’s house so I shot her a long line about loyalty to my crew and got out of it. Jan is Don’s sister and Don is Cecil’s husband. Cecil and Don have gone to Texas on business and they won’t be back by Thanksgiving anyway. Don might but Cecil is going to stay until Dec. 15. IV-III=VIIThe solution is:IV –III = VII [move the notch that was here, up to here and make 4-3= ?1.Ruth, you write Dub and tell him be in a “brown nose” for getting that instructors job.Gotta get dressed now so I’ll quit.Love,Joe


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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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