The following February 25, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Transferred to Oregon
Donald Bailey, aviation cadet, has been transferred from Muncie, Ind., where he has been in training, to Baker, Oregon, to take advanced training. In a letter to his parents, the Earl Baileys, Donald says he is very much pleased with his work in the air corps.
A March 2, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 2, column 2) about Joseph and Arthur Carroll mentioned that A/C Donald Bailey was stationed at the naval air station in Pensacola, Florida.
This March 16, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
Pensacola, Fla. -- Donald E. Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bailey of Lowell, won his navy "Wings of Gold" and was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Air Training Center at Pensacola, the "Annapolis of the Air."
Having been designated a Naval Aviator, Ensign Bailey will go on active duty at one of the Navy's operational training centers before being assigned to a combat zone.
Prior to entering the Naval service, he attended Purdue University for over three years, where he took an agricultural course.
This March 30, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Word received by the Earl Baileys informs them that their son, Ensign Donald Bailey, who recently won his wings, will remain at Pensacola, Fla. for a short time at least, where he will be an instructor. Don says he is getting plenty of flying while teaching new cadets. One day recently he got in seven hours.
The following August 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 4, column 1:
Home for 15 days
Ensign Donald Bailey is home on a 15-day furlough with his parents, the Earl Baileys. Don, an instructor at Ellison Field, Pensacola, Fla., will return to his duties next Sunday.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 24, 1946, issue (page 2, column 2):
Lt. (jg) Donald E. Bailey has been discharged, after homorable service in the Navy, at the personnel separation center in Jacksonville, Fla.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 24, 1946, issue (page 8, column 4):
WILLIAMS - BAILEY
Lieut. (jg) Vestal Dean Wiliams of the Waves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton H. Williams of Winnfield, La., and Lieut. (jg) Donald Earl Bailey, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Bailey of Lowell, Ind., were married Saturday, January 19 in the Chapel at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., Chaplain L. C. Nichols officiating in the double ring ceremony.
The bride, who is Air Traffic Duty Officer at the air station, was given in marriage by Lieut. Edward Bromage, Jr., USNR, of Providence, R.I., in the absence of the bride's father. She wore a white slipper satin wedding gown with leg o' mutton sleeves extending into points at the wrist and with a sweetheart neckline and bouffant skirt ending in a long train. Her veil of illusion was held in place by a tiara of mother-of-pearl orange blossoms. She wore a single strand of pearls at her throat, a wedding gift from the groom, and carried a white leather Bible, covered with gardenias and a showering of tuberoses and fern.
Lieut. (jg) Marjorie L. Hill, USNR, of Indiana, Pa., the maid of honor was attired in a powder blue gown, with jersey bodice and bouffant net skirt. Mrs. Van Dempsey of Belvedere, Ill., the matron of honor, wore a pastel gold gown similar to that of the maid of honor's. Both wore tiaras of tuberoses and ribbon and carried old-fashioned bouquets of pink camellias.
The groom had as his best man First Lieut. Thomas J. Burnam, USMCR, of El Paso, Tex., and as his groomsmen, Capt. Van Dempsey of Belvedere, Ill.; Lieut. Walter J. Grace, III, USNR, and Lieut. (jg) E. Hugh Morris, Jr., USNR, of Louisville, Ky.
The Chapel altar was blanketed with white gladioli and flanked on either side with baskets of white gladioli and ferns.
Preceding the ceremony, Chester Sybulo, musician, third class, USNR organist, rendered a medley from Chopin and Mendelsohn, and "Claire de Lune," by Debussy. Lieut. (jg) Doris V. Bell, USNR, of San Antonio, Tex., sang "Through the Years," by Vincent Youmons. For the processional and recessional, the organist played the traditional wedding marches from Lohengrin and Mendelsohn.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the Mustin Beach Ofiicers Club at the Naval Air Station with seventy-five guests in attendance. The bride's table was ornamented by a crystal punch bowl and a white embossed and tiered wedding cake, surmounted by tiny figures of bride and groom, nestled in a gladioli completed the floral decorations.
Out-of-town guests attending the ceremony and reception included Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Bailey of Lowell; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Dunbar of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Carpenter of Evnston, Ill.; Miss Lena Baldwin of Andalusia, Ala.; Mrs. C.D. Little of Magnolia Springs, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Jurkiewicz of Summersdale, Ala.; and Commander and Mrs. W.C. Holmes of Foley, Alabama.
The bride was educated at South Western Louisiana Institute and the groom at Purdue University. Lieut. Bailey formerly was on active duty in the Naval Air Forces stationed at Jacksonville, Fla., and has recently been separated from the Naval service. The bride and groom left immediately following the reception on their honeymoon.