"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Robert “Bob” Hull

On 1/16/2017 3:29 PM, jhull08293@roadrunner.com wrote:
To: 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters

I wanted to inform you that my Father, Major Robert A. Hull, passed away in September 2015. A link to his obituary is attached from the Cortez Journal (Cortez, Colorado).

Based on the material that I have, it looks like he was stationed in Japan in 1949-1950 and flew from a base there to Korea during the Korean conflict. He was always very proud of his USAF service and to have been a member of the 80th Headhunters Squadron.

I have his personal belongings from Colorado and have been going through everything since his passing. I some military items that I have come upon from his time in the USAF and Japan including two yearbooks, his USAF uniform jacket, a few medals, a several aerial and ground recon photos, a Korean map, and other misc. items (see attached photos). If there is any interest in any of these items, I would like to donate them.

Thank you and my contact information is below.

Joe Hull

Dear Joe,

Although I did not know your father, I’m sure many Association members will. Please accept the condolences of the entire Headhunter Association.

We will gladly accept his personal items to add to our Association’s memorial collection of historical artifacts. I will put you in touch with our Historian in a separate email.

Thank you for your kind offer.
James W. Ritter
80FS Headhunters

                                    <a href="http://80fsheadhunters.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Robert-Avery-Obit.pdf">Robert Avery Obit</a>

Robert Avery ‘Bob’ Hull was born to Joseph Osmond and Lucy Williams Loring Hull on October 25, 1927 in Norwich, Connecticut. He passed peacefully on Sept. 14, 2015.

Bob loved his country and is a veteran of two wars. As soon as he graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy for the tail end of WWII. He was also a veteran of the Korean War where he flew a total of 100 missions as an F80 pilot for the 80th Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force. Among his many awards is the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the Korean War Bob continued to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and achieved the rank of Major.

Bob graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Business Administration and a law degree from Cal Western before establishing his own tax accounting business. Bob moved from California to his beloved Dolores, Colorado in the early 1990’s. He was a member of the Freemasons, was active in the Rotary Club of Dolores and served on the Dolores Chamber of Commerce for many years.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father; siblings, Harriet Rowley, George Hull and Richard Hull and his ever faithful dog, Kodiak. He is survived by his children, Joseph (Mary) Hull and Edward Hull both of Carlsbad, California; 5 grandchildren, Connor, Karina, Grace, Adeline and Riley; sister, Barbara Eberle of Waterford, Connecticut; and former spouses, Rita Truelove of Reno, Nevada and Marcia Hull of
Durango, CO.

No formal service will be held. The family encourages everyone who remembers him to celebrate Bob’s life in their own way.

Published in The Cortez Journal on Sept. 29, 2015

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