This January 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hadders received a V-mail Christmas card from their son, Pvt. Wilford Hadders, who is stationed with an engineers battalion in England. Pvt. Arther Hadders, another son, is still at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
This February 24, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hadders, residing on the west side of Lowell, received a letter from their son, T/Sgt. Herbert A. Hadders, now in England, who left the U.S. sometime the first of the year, stating that he had just recently met his brother, Pvt. Wilfred Hadders. Wilfred has been in England for 20 months. Herbert stated that it was wonderful seeing his brother after not visiting with him for two years. as Wilfred had never had a furlough since entering the armed forces. Herbert has been in the army 36 months,
The Hadders also have another son, Arthur, who entered the air forces in December and is now stationed at Keesler Field, Miss.
The following November 2, 1944, Lowell Tribune excerpt was found on page 4, column 3:
Pvt. Wilfred Hadders, who has been in England and France 2 ½ years, writes that his outfit is now only ten miles from the front. They are living in houses which are much better than where they had been stationed before. He says he will soon be on the battle front.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the January 4, 1945, issue (page 2, column 1):
Mrs. George A. Hadders, Cedar Lake, wrote the following poem in honor of her two brothers-in-law, T/Sgt. Herbert A. Hadders, who was hospitalized in France when last heard from, but who is now back at the front, and Pfc. Wilfred Hadders, stationed somewhere in Belgium, both sons of the Fred Hadders, Lowell.
To Herb and Bill Hadders on Christmas, 1944:
The Christmas tree all bright with light and tinsel
Cast out reflections on the snow so white--
Three "stars" are hanging in the window,
Our thoughts are there this holy night.
May God above protect you always,
Is the prayer of each and every one.
We pray to God to grant us victory,
Before the next New Years rolls around.
May next Christmas time be joyful,
And find us "all" grouped round the tree,
To sing our praises to the Lord on high,
For your safe return and Victory.
This October 11, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
A phone call received by the Fred Hadders on Sunday informed them their son, Pfc. Wilfred Hadders was in Indianapolis and would get his discharge at once and be home that night. He arrived at 1 a.m. Monday and despite the late hour, a majority of the family was at home to greet him. Wilfred had never received a furlough home from the day he left Crown Point to be inducted, until he arrived home with his discharge papers in his pocket. A member of the aviation engineers, he saw service in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. His outfit built the first of the new airports in Germany. Herbert has five battle stars and other decorations.