Orin Hayes

Born in Trinidad, Colorado, July 17, 1925.
Grade and High School, York, Nebraska, Graduated 1943.
Enlisted in AAF Cadet Program ; 1942
Entered Basic training in AAF on July 20, 1943
AAF Cadet College Training Detachment: Iowa Weslyan University, September 1943
Santa Ana California AAF Selection Center, December 1943
Selected for Navigation Training at San Marcos, Texas, January 1944
Graduated as Flight Officer Navigator in Class 44-10-1, not 21 years for
2nd. Lt.commission
Assigned as Navigator on B -24 Heavy Bomber in Pacific campaign.
B-24 Crew assembled at Muroc California AAF Air Base.
3 months familiarization for gunnery, practice bombing, long range
Navigation.
Shipped from Fort Lewis Washington to Hickam Field Hawaii, February 1944
Assigned new 7-th AAF B-24 Liberator Bomber, proceeded to Agana, Guam.
Flew 18 combat missions over Truk Island, Marcus Island, China Yangtze River,
Kyushu, Honshu, Hokkiedo, Tokyo Bay, International Date Line Search
mission.
Flew 6 Non-Combat missions to Guam, Kyushu, Hokkiedo, Manila.
Separated from Active Duty November 1945, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Returned to Collegiate education on January 1946.
Accepted to University College of Medicine August 1948.
Married to Helen Refshauge August 22, 1948
Children: Karen Dayle 1951; James Michael 1952; Robert David 1954
William Kent 1957; Janet Lynn~1962
Graduated with Medical Doctor degree on May 1952.
Interned at Lincoln Nebr.General Hospital during 1952 Polio epidemic.
Family Practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming July 1953
Family Practice in Kearney, Nebraska April 1954 until September 1963.
Residency in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology 1963 to 1967.
Clinical and Anatomic Pathology in Lincoln, Nebraska until December 1992.
Retired from full time practice December 1992.
Total years in Medical practice as of 2008 now 60 years.

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