Robert F. Dorr, a master historian whose books and columns on aircraft and the U.S. military made him an invaluable author for decades, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer.
Dorr’s family announced on his Facebook page that he died peacefully at the age of 76 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia.
Dorr was a prolific writer, who wrote for the Military Times newspapers for nearly two decades, from June 1994 until December 2013. He published about 80 books, and estimated he wrote roughly 6,000 magazine articles and 3,000 newspaper columns over his six decades as a published writer. He also was a frequent Flight Journal contributor.
He also served as an airman in South Korea for nearly four years, before separating as an E-4 in 1960. Dorr then served as a foreign service officer for the State Department for 25 years.
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