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Willard Ray Haley Second World War photo album and scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-107-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains two photo albums and one scrapbook belonging to Sgt. Willard Ray Haley, USAAF during the Second World War. Also included are several medals, a foot locker*, and various military documents relating to Haley's time in the military.

Between August 1941 and November 1942 Haley was stationed at Fort Mears, Dutch Harbor, Alaska. One of the albums in this collection bears the seal of the Alaska Defense Command which was responsible for coordinating the defense of the Alaska territory after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

*foot locker included as part of Series 3.


  • 1943 October 14 - 1998 September 11
  • Majority of material found within 1943 October 14 - 1946


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Sergeant Willard Ray Haley, United States Army Air Force (10/11/1917 - 3/28/1996) served as a gunner during the Second World War.


.25 Linear Feet (3/4 document box) (1 footlocker, uncontainered)

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This collection contains photo albums, a scrapbook, medals, and various miliary documents belonging to Sgt. Willard Ray Haley USAAF who served during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by type and date:

  • Series 1, Photo Albums and scrapbook
  • Series 2, Military documents
  • Series 3, Medals

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kathy Griswold. Rec'd 11-5-2015.

Finding Aid for the Willard Ray Haley Second World War photo album and scrapbook
Andrea Paquin
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States