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Joe Friday collection

 File — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 4 (03.0078-03.0124), Folder: 03.0097- Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0097

Content Description

This collection pertains to Joe Friday and his service in the Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operation.The collection contains information and photographs of Joe Friday compiled by his son in hopes of finding someone that knew him. The photographs include Joe in service flying different aircrafts, his colleagues and locations of places that he had flown to. The collection also includes a typed document that contains biographical information on Joe's service.


  • Majority of material found within 1941-1945
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2008-05-06


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Joe Friday was born on January 24, 1917 in Luke, Maryland. He graduated from Bruce High School and attended Strayer College and George Washington University. In 1941, he started training British and Canadian Royal Air Force candidate pilots as a civilian at the U.S Army Air Corps Flight training detachment in Albany, Georgia. He then received a commission in the Army Air Corps. Friday flew with the Air Transport Command in China, Burma, India and throughout the Pacific from 1943 to 1945, flying a wide variety of aircrafts. He was a Lieutenant during most of the war and was promoted to Captain in 1945. Friday passed away on March, 12, 1957 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Joe Friday collection
Sara Canon
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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