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J. V. and Harley Hyde Collection

Identifier: 1985-08-15-A
The Jules Verne (J. V.) and Harley Hyde Collection consists of documents and photographs relating to the military service of the Hyde brothers. J. V. Hyde's military career and post-war activities including his tenure as the first manager of Boeing Field and later work as a Boeing inspector are documented with military orders, memos, letters, clippings and photographs. Harley Hyde's military service and death are documented with letters, certificates, clippings and photographs. Assorted photographs, an oversize scrapbook and photograph album related to the Hyde Family are also included.

Please note that not all of the aircraft in this collection are identified. Full identification is forthcoming.


  • circa 1910s-1950

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.95 Cubic Feet (1 full width legal size document box and 1 flat box)


Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde (1889-1953) and Harley Hyde (1892-1919) were brothers who served in World War I as flight instructors. The collection contains documents, clippings, and photographs relating to J. V. Hyde's military service during World War I, his post-war work as the first manager of Boeing Field, and later work at Boeing as an inspector. The collection also includes documents, clippings, and photographs about his brother Harley's World War I service and death due to an airplane accident in 1919.

Biographical Note: Harley Clifton Hyde

Harley Clifton Hyde was born in Missouri on February 23, 1892 and was the younger brother of J. V. Hyde. In November 1917, he enlisted in the Air Service Reserve and was called to active duty on May 11, 1918 as a Flying Cadet at the School of Military Aeronautics (SMA), University of California-Berkeley. After graduation from SMA, Harley was transferred to the Aviation Concentration Camp at Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas and later sent to Flying School at Souther Field, Americus, Georgia where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on November 2, 1918. Harley worked as an instructor at several locations, including Brooks Field (San Antonio, Texas), Barron Field (Forth Worth, Texas), and Post Field (Fort Sill, Oklahoma). He died in an airplane accident at Post Field on March 17, 1919.

Source: Biography for Harley C. Hyde derived from collection materials.
Biographical Note: Jules Verne Hyde Jules Verne (J. V.) Hyde was born in Missouri on November 11, 1889. He enlisted in the Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps, Aviation Section in October, 1917, and was initially assigned active duty at Love Field, Dallas, Texas in 1918. He transferred to Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas in August 1918 where he graduated from the School for Flight Instructors. Shortly after his graduation, he was assigned to active duty as an Instructor at the School for Flight Instructors. On January 15, 1919, J. V. was transferred to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

After his service, J. V. spent time as a barnstormer and commercial pilot, from 1919 to 1923. In 1927, he relocated to Seattle, Washington where he was hired as the first manager of Boeing Field (King County International Airport) from 1928 to 1929. Hyde later worked at Boeing as a inspector and test pilot, from approximately 1937 to 1950. He died on February 3, 1953.

Sources and further reading:

Biography for J.V. Hyde derived from a funeral notice in theDaily Seattle Times (Seattle, Wash.), February 25, 1953, and collection materials.

Jan P. Klippert, 50 years: Boeing Field/King County International Airport. King County, Wash., 1978.

Mel Brown, Wings over San Antonio. Chicago: Arcadia, 2001.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials at The Museum of Flight

There is material related to Love Field, Dallas, Texas where J. V. Hyde was initially assigned active duty in the following collection:

Norman E. Horn Collection. The collection contains five photographs of military aviation students and the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny aircraft with which they were trained.

Separated Materials

The following items have been transferred to the library:

  • The Superfortress is Born by Thomas Collision, published by Duell, Sloane & Pearce, 1945.
  • A Text Book on Aviation by Lt. Leslie Thorpe (4 vol.), published by Aviation Press, 1935-1936.
  • Ground Instructor's Manual by United State Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, published by U.S.G.P.O, 1940.
Guide to the J. V. and Harley Hyde Collection
Completed - Level 4
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Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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