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Elisabeth Gyllman Latest update June 16, 2009 OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS AIRLINE CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE
ONA CREW WRITER NANCY NEIL BRENT POINDEXTER TED SECOLA

CEO STEEDMAN
HINCKLEY


PAUL STARK

UACI JEDDAH

SAILINīSOUTH
by Dave Case

Adventure of
becoming an
airline pilot
ONA BACKLOG
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HART ART

ONA HORIZONS





ONAīs first DC-10



ONA CFO Steedman Hinckley
accepting first DC-10.
Burks & Bob Love back left.
Photo from Paul Starkīs web
originating from Ed Kaye




ONA PLANE IN A MOVIE

ONA 1970 MOVIE
relayed by Tony Destro

The "movie" is the pilot of a series called
San Francisco International.

It was released in 1970. It never really
made it as a series. Parnell Roberts
played the main character, the airport
manager at SFO.

Steve Love - Chief pilot Bob Loveīs son


Dave Love Pianos

David Love, another of Bobīs sons,
has a website on pianos!


ONA CREW EXTEND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO BOBīS FAMILY.
OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE BOB. R I P




CEO STEEDMAN HINCKLEY

My father, Bob Love passed away last Friday June 12th 
at the age of 89.  
 
Steve Love
 

Captain Robert H. Love

(Lt Col First US Army Air Corps, USAF, Captain CATC, Chief Pilot, Overseas National Airways) passed away June 12th, 2009 in Santa Rosa, California. Born in Barboursville, West Virginia, September 6, 1919, second son of Alfred Love and Nona Alderman Love, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Elsa Magana Love; children, Robert W., David (Patricia); Stephen (Pam); and Jeffrey (Kevin Lane); grandchildren Andrea, Eli and Eva. He is preceded in death by his first wife Winifred (Winnie) Hong Love, brother William, sisters Sarah and Janet. Bob grew up on a small family farm in West Virginia, attended Brandon High School in Tampa, FL and the University of Florida. In 1940, Bob joined the Army Air Corps and graduated from pilot school in the first class after Pearl Harbor. He became a flight instructor at Randolph Field, Texas. Trained in a variety of aircraft from P-38s to C-54s, he also tested the first jet fighter, the P-80 Shooting Star. After the war, he transferred to Kiangwan AAB in Shanghai China and discharged as Major in the US Army Air Corps in 1946. Bob worked for Central Air Transport Corporation (CATC) out of Shanghai with Moon Chin, the pilot who flew Jimmy Doolittle out of China after the secret raid on Japan in 1942. He met his first wife, Winnie, who worked for General Chenault, then at Kangwan AAB working for Bob's commanding officer. They married in Shanghai in September, 1947, and lived there until 1949 before returning to the States. After attending Stanford University, Bob raised his family in the bay area. With Overseas National Airways 1951-1976, he retired as a DC-10 Captain after logging nearly 25,000 hours in the air. Bob and Elsa were married in 1977 and have lived in Santa Rosa for the past 22 years. He was a devoted and loving husband, great friend, proud father and grandfather, avid golfer and unpredictable bridge player. To the end he lived life to the fullest taking on new challenges with boundless energy and enthusiasm. With clear skies and a strong tail wind, Bob took his last flight at 1 pm, June 12, 2009 surrounded by Elsa and his sons. His drive, resiliency and humor will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial to celebrate his life is planned for Sunday, June 28th at 3:00 PM at the Central "Berger" Facility, 6633 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. BOB was the ONA crew Elvis, we looked up to him.
We love you Bob and all the
best to Elsa & the family

Homage to Bob Love Elvis - Follow that dream
ONA CREW HOMAGE TO THE # 1 CREW


Welcome to Bob Loveīs Page
Greetings from Bob to the ONA gang!


# 1 Crew!
Look at the back of the jacket!
Bob in a familiar setting!


Steedman accepting first DC-10.
Burks & Love back left
Photo from Paul Starkīs web
originating from Ed Kaye


First flight to Tokyo, photo by Jack Gold
Captain Bob Love shaking hands
with airp. official, Britt Carlson
Thorstvedt F/A on top of stairs.

Bob Love was ONA Chief Pilot.
Bob also flew Air Siam
(among many other assignments)
He resides with wife Elsa in California.





SANTA MONICA AIRPORT

Air Siam



SAN JUAN BEACH HOTEL,
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO


NARITA AIRPORT RESTHOUSE
NARITA IīNAL AIRPORT,
TOKIO, JAPAN


Photo courtesy Ron Preede


HOTEL HILTON CARACAZ
VENEZUELA



Anchorage International Airport

Camh Ranh Bay runway



ONA California cockpit crew reunion!


Here are a few names from the photo
Last row - left to right
Wiley Umstead (Captain), Paul Stark
Thirsty Perry (Captain), Bob Peterson (Engineer)
Dick Halberslaben, Bob Porter (Captain)
First row - left to right ?

Photo courtesy Nettie Miller
Do you have the participantsīnames of this photo?

Britt Carlssonīs photo safari ONA Oakland 1959 - 1964


Fifi Labine and Britt Carlsson


Fifi


Britt Carlsson in sunglasses
with Alice Kumschick



F/E Will Brown


Judy Lonergan and Britt in Athens


Christmas in Hawaii - Mele Kalikimaka!
Bob Love in chequered shirt in center


Christmas Party in Hawaii -
Britt in lilac and peeping out at
the counter is Nettie Miller