Robert F.Dorr ( September 11, 1939 – June 12, 2016 ), was an American author, who published over 70 books, a hundred of short stories and numerous articles. Bob is an established aviation historian.
After four years in the West End of London with his wife, Young Soon and two boys, Bobbie and Jerry, 47-year-old Bob Dorr returned to Washington, DC in his `other life' as a diplomat with the US Department of State.
Bob Dorr is a member of the Tailhook Association and the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, and expects to maintain his lifelong interest in the Phantom. Most recently, he headed the weekly "Back Talk" opinion column for the Military Times newspaper and the monthly "Washington Watch" feature of Aerospace America. He is also on the Masthead as the technical editor of Air Power History, the journal of the Air Force Historical Foundation, and was Washington correspondent for the discontinued World Air Power Journal.
After high school, Dorr joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957, and served in Korea. Upon leaving the Air Force in 1960, Dorr moved to San Francisco to attend the University of California, Berkeley. His writing career in Men's adventure magazines began around this time. In 1964, Dorr became a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, where he was assigned as a US diplomat and political officer to U.S. Embassies.
( sources: Osprey Publishing Ltd, Wikipedia )