Orin D. Haugen
Orin D. Haugen
|Nickname(s)||"Hard Rock" Haugen|
|Born||August 18, 1907|
Wyndmere, North Dakota
|Died||February 22, 1945 (aged 37)|
Hollandia, Dutch East Indies
|Place of burial|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1930–1945|
|Unit||511th Parachute Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Legion of Merit
In 1940 he was serving in the 32nd Infantry at Fort Ord, California when he volunteered for the then new United States Parachute Troops. Captain Haugen become commander of "A" Company of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion. He later became executive officer of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment then became the first regimental commander of the 511th Parachute Infantry.
Orin Haugen died en route to a hospital on New Guinea from wounds sustained during the Battle of Manila, one day before his regiment would rescue POWs under Japanese military control at Los Baños.
- p.138 Salecker, Gene Eric Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun: U.S. and Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II Stackpole Books, 17 Aug. 2010
- Orin D. Haugen, serial # 18254 (Richland County, North Dakota World War II Army Casualties)
- "Orin D. Haugen 1930". West Point Association of Graduates. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
- "511th Parachute Infantry Regiment". www.ww2-airborne.us/units/511/511.html. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
- Flanagan, Edward M. (1986) The Los Baños Raid: The 11th Airborne Jumps at Dawn (Presidio Books) ISBN 0891412506
- Flanagan, Edward M (1988) The Angels – A History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943–1946 (The Battery Press) ISBN 0891413588
- Hagerman, Bart (1990) U.S.A. Airborne: 50th Anniversary, 1940-1990 (Turner Publishing Company) ISBN 9780938021902
- Henderson, Bruce (2015) Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II (William Morrow) ISBN 9780062325068