Yossarian’s tent-mate, Orr becomes skilled at crash landing his damaged plane. During one such crash landing Orr disappears. Yossarian comes to realize that Orr was purposely getting his plane damaged in order to practice crash landing, and that Orr survived his last crash and has fled to Sweden. This encourages Yossarian to do the same.
Orr Quotes in Catch-22
The Catch-22 quotes below are all either spoken by Orr or refer to Orr. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Simon & Schuster edition of Catch-22 published in 1996.).
Chapter 3 Quotes
Do you remember . . . that time in Rome when that girl who can’t stand you kept hitting me over the head with the heel of her shoe? Do you want to know why she was hitting me?
Orr Character Timeline in Catch-22
The timeline below shows where the character Orr appears in Catch-22. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Clevinger
Chapter 3: Havermeyer
Chapter 5: Chief White Halfoat
Chapter 6: Hungry Joe
Chapter 15: Piltchard & Wren
Chapter 22: Milo the Mayor
...will not help with the plan. Instead, Yossarian begins flying on missions with Milo and Orr, picking up items for the group’s mess. Milo slowly reveals the extent of his world-wide... (full context)
Chapter 28: Dobbs
Chapter 30: Dunbar
...many yards away from the village, as does Yossarian. Dunbar has become especially bitter following Orr’s disappearance; Yossarian believes that the stresses of war are getting to Dunbar. (full context)
Chapter 32: Yo-Yo’s Roomies