Robert J. Love

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Robert J. Love
Robert J. Love.jpg
Love with his F-86 Sabre in Korea
Nickname(s) Bob
Born (1917-12-28)December 28, 1917
Grande Prairie, Canada
Died December 6, 1986(1986-12-06) (aged 68)
California, United States
Allegiance Canada
United States
Service/branch Royal Canadian Air Force
United States Army Air Forces
California Air National Guard
United States Air Force
Years of service 1940–1964
Rank Major
Commands held 196th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
8196th Replacement Training Squadron
8196th Air Base Squadron
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Awards Silver Star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (5)

Robert John Love (December 28, 1917 – December 6, 1986) was a United States Air Force flying ace during the Korean War, shooting down six MiG-15 jet aircraft in 1952.[1][2] He was assigned to the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing's 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron.

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  1. ^ Varhola 2000, p. 42
  2. ^ Gurney 1958, p. 248