- Existence: June 11, 1922 - July 13, 2016
June Hays, from Santa Anna, Texas, married Wesley Hays in 1943, and experienced life on the home front during World War II while Wes served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) in VBF-10. June also saw Intrepid while the ship was in Alameda, and even spent a brief moment aboard Intrepid when she was allowed to help Wes unpack his room. She then returned to Texas where she raised their son, wrote to Wes, and witnessed life on the home front. After the war had ended and Wes returned home, June and Wes resumed their lives together and had three more children.
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Identifier: OHP 096
Scope and Contents June Hays married Wesley Hays in 1943, and experienced life on the home front during World War II while Wes served aboard Intrepid in VBF-10. Hays began her interview by discussing her childhood in Santa Anna, Texas. She also explained how she met Wesley Hays. June then recalled Wes joining the Navy, getting engaged to Wes, getting married in Pensacola, and having their first son, Wes Jr. As the interview continued, June noted that Wes was eventually stationed in Groton, Connecticut, and that...
Identifier: OHP 095
Scope and Contents Wesley Hays served aboard Intrepid during World War II, in 1945, as a Corsair pilot in VBF-10. Hays began his interview by providing an overview of his time on board Intrepid. He also briefly discussed his childhood and how he developed an interest in flight. The interview then transitioned to a discussion on flight training, and Hays described the stages of flight training and the aircraft he flew. He also explained how he was assigned to VBF-10 and provided a detailed description of the...