Korwin Hailey

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Korwin Hailey
Place of birth: Emporia[1], Lyon County, Kansas, United States
Date of birth: 1919-09-26[2][3]
Date of death: 1997-03-03[2][3] (age 77)
Company(ies): Service Games, Nevada
Role(s): Executive

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Korwin Eugene Hailey[4][5][6] (Emporia, September 26, 1919 – Las Vegas, March 3, 1997), was an American businessman who was the chief executive officer[7][8][9] of Service Games, Nevada.

Korwin was a United States Army Air Forces World War II veteran[10][11][12], where he served as a Central Fire Control[13] Gunner with the rank of Technical sergeant (service number : 39727369[14]), aboard the Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber, "City of Scotland Neck"[15][16] a.k.a. "Southern Drawl"[17] (Serial number: 44-69769[18], Type: B-29-60-BW[18], Tail code: Black Square P-14[19][20][17][21]; reclaimed at Kindley Air Force Base after the war where it was converted to WB-29 and assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Tail code: Air Wea Serv, removed from inventory on February 3, 1954[22][23]), as a member of the Twentieth Air Force 39th Bomb Group (Very Heavy), 60th Squadron[21], Crew 14[15] (San Francisco, California).

Personal life

On April 26, 1961[24] Korwin Hailey (at the time with 41 years old) was arrested in Las Vegas on a complaint signed by license inspector Howard Crow, the senior license inspector[25][26] for Las Vegas at the time, on suspicion of participating in proceeds of gambling devices without a municipal gaming license.

Korwin, who was identified by the detectives as "the local representative[8][9] of an international slot machine organization called Service Games, which gets the major portion of its business by putting slot machines in overseas military posts" was later released on bail.


Main article: Photos of Korwin Hailey

External links


  1. File:ColoradoSpringsGazetteTelegraph US 1997-03-10 page 12.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104031759/korwin-e-hailey (archive.today)
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2014/136/104031759_1400351176.jpg (archive.today)
  4. Billboard, "February 12, 1966" (US; 1966-02-12), page 61
  5. http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/elpaso/cemeteries/evergreen/evgnhaa.txt (Wayback Machine: 2010-09-07 19:55)
  6. https://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=reiko-hailey&pid=142140841 (archive.today)
  7. Fraud and Corruption in Management of Military Club Systems/Illegal Currency Manipulations Affecting South Vietnam: US Senate Hearings (1969-09-30 — 1969-10-07), page 1845
  8. 8.0 8.1 File:RenoEveningGazette US 1960-03-10, Page 19.png
  9. 9.0 9.1 File:RenoEveningGazette US 1961-12-18, Page 15.png
  10. File:Press release - 2020-05-27 - Wreath placed to honor veterans (bouldercityreview.com).pdf
  11. https://bouldercityreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/13785625_web1_BCR-Memorial-Day-Wise-MAY28-20.jpg?crop=1 (archive.today)
  12. https://bouldercityreview.com/news/wreath-placed-to-honor-veterans-61176/ (Wayback Machine: 2021-09-22 15:59)
  13. https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/defending-superbomber-b-29s-central-fire-control-system (Wayback Machine: 2021-07-09 01:53)
  14. File:General Orders Nº 53 (section XV through XXII) - Award of The Distinguished Flying Cross 1945-09-04 (Issued by Headquarters Twentieth Air Force).pdf, page 3
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://39th.org/39th/aerial/60th/crew14d.html (Wayback Machine: 2023-03-08 16:04)
  16. http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/theme.php?theme=9 (Wayback Machine: 2021-03-02 01:38)
  17. 17.0 17.1 http://39th.org/39th/aerial/60th/crew14.html (Wayback Machine: 2023-03-08 15:58)
  18. 18.0 18.1 http://usaaf-noseart.co.uk/unit_planelist.php?unit=471&showgroup=no (Wayback Machine: 2020-12-03 16:08)
  19. https://books.google.com/books?id=2zxbWJOyHLUC&pg=PA137
  20. https://i.ibb.co/VV3ntwd/The-B-29-Superfortress-Chronology1934-1960-Book-US-2009-09-12-Page-137.png (archive.today)
  21. 21.0 21.1 http://39th.org/39th/60th_pages.htm (Wayback Machine: 2023-03-08 15:55)
  22. https://books.google.com/books?id=5SdDW64827QC&pg=PA64
  23. https://i.ibb.co/xLxfQyJ/The-B-29-Superfortress-AComprehensive-Registryofthe-Planesand-Their-Missions-Book-US-2004-Page-64.png (archive.today)
  24. Press release: 1961-04-26: Machine Rental Without Permit Leads to Arrest (Reno Evening Gazette; page 2)
  25. Press release: 1965-01-12: Slugs Bad Business (Las Vegas Sun; page 16)
  26. Press release: 1969-09-13: Choir Leader Seeks Permit Needed to Solicit Cash (Las Vegas Sun; page 8)
  27. http://www.coinopcollectorforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6755 (archive.today)
  28. Press release: 2008-09-08: Industry icon Marty Bromley passes away