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Robert R. Hadley World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2019-09-27
The Robert R. Hadley World War II Collection consists of documents and photographs from Hadley's service in the U.S. Navy in World War II. The collection includes a black-and-white portrait of Hadley; three aerial photographs of Kyushu region in Japan, 1945; and correspondence, certificates, and records related to his military service.


  • circa 1945-1948, undated


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. 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.


.015 Cubic Feet (1 legal-size file folder, 1 oversize folder)

Biographical note: Robert R. Hadley

Robert R. Hadley was born on May 2, 1915. From January 1944 to December 1945 he served in intelligence with United States Navy, ranked as Sepcialist, 2nd class in the terrain model unit. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor and tasked with making maps. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a commercial artist for Hitchcock Publishing Company in Wheaton, Illinois before and after World War II. He died Febraury 12, 1978.

Biography derived from collection materials and donor information.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are kept in Objects storage:

  • 3D rubber relief map of Iwo Jima, Japan
  • 3D rubber relief map of Anguar Island
  • Shadowbox containing American flag, Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and American Campaign Medal
Guide to the Robert R. Hadley World War II Collection
Completed - Level 2
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
2nd edition

Revision Statements

  • 2021 March: Expanded scope and content note after processing; added info to bio note.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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