The following April 1, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 1:
48 FROM LOCAL BOARD LEAVE FOR ARMY-NAVY DUTY
FORTY-ONE SELECTEES AND SEVEN VOLUNTEERS BEGIN ACTIVE DUTY
Forty-eight men, which included seven volunteers, left last week for active duty in the army and navy following their seven-day furlough after being inducted into the service at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
The local board has begun examination and reclassification of men without dependents who were married before the United States entered the war, according to Peter F. Hein, chairman of the board. Those who are not in "essential" work and without dependents are being examined first while those without dependents in "essential" work will be examined next.
Men with children and who are not in "essential" work will be examined when all available men in the first two groups are taken.
James W. Hayden of Lowell was listed with the army inductees.
This May 6, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. James Hayden, stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., where he is receiving his basic training, talked with his parents, the Delbert Haydens, a few days ago. Jim is doing fine and said that John Lucas, another Lowell boy, was in the same division.
This January 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Pvt. James W. Hayden left for Camp Carson, Colo., Thursday, after spending a ten-day furlough here with his parents, the Delbert Haydens.
The following March 23, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Pvt. James Hayden, stationed at Camp Roberts, Calif., called parents, the Del Haydens, by phone Monday night while in Hollywood on a pass. Jim said his outfit was on maneuvers now and were really working. He is getting along fine.
The following July 13, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Home on Furlough
Pfc. James Hayden is here for a 15-day visit with his parents, the Del Haydens. Jim is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.
The following October 5, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2 column 3:
Patient In Hospital
A letter received by the Del Haydens, informs them that their son, Pfc. James Hayden, was hospitalized at Fort Benning, Ga., following a minor operation caused by infection on his face. Jim was feeling better when he wrote his parents.
This January 25, 1945 Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. James Hayden, writing to his parents, the Del Haydens, says he is now on the east coast, and is expecting to see overseas service before long.
This March 1, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pfc. James Hayden, son of the Del Haydens, Lowell, writes that he has arrived at his destination in France. Jim, a combat M.P. with the light infantry, says the French people aren't so bad, but has a hard time understanding them. The part of France where he is now stationed reminded Jim of Indiana but he said that was as far as the likeness went and wished he was back in the real Indiana. He was feeling well when he wrote and added that he didn't even get seasick on the trip across.
This September 20, 1945, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 3, column 2:
The following article, taken from a recent issue of Stars and Stripes, gives an account of the 71st Division MP Platoon softball team, which recently won its 33rd game at Augsburg, Germany. Cpl. Jim Hayden, athletic director of the MP platoon, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Hayden of Lowell.
Ait-tight pitching by Pfc. Russ Laura, has carried the 71st Division M.P. Platoon to two recent shut-out wins, their 32nd and 33rd of the current softball season. Allowing only three hits in a tilt with the 3rd MG Regt., while his mates tallied 6 runs in the first frame, Laura blanked the MG's 6-0. The speedy Detroiter was equally untouchable against the 436th QM Gas Co., granting but five bingles as the MP's had a Donnybrook at the plate. Lumbering Ed Scroggins broke the spirit of the Gashouse boys when he bunted safely in the second inning and Cpl. Jim Hayden's gang bunched their blows to give Laura a ten-run edge. The final score was 10-0.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the February 14, 1946, issue (page 2, column 1):
Everyone was excited at the home of the Delbert Haydens last Wednesday when a phone operator called and told them a call was coming through from their son, Sgt. James Hayden, stationed in Munich, Germany. At about the appointed time the call came through and they enjoyed a talk with Jim, who said he was fine and dandy, and was expecting to leave for the good, old U.S.A. in about two weeks.