1897 - 1963

Writing as: Robert J. Hogan

According to Wikipedia: "Robert Jasper Hogan (1897–1963) was an American author, mainly of pulp fiction and later western fiction. He is notable as the creator of G-8, published by Popular Publications. Unlike other pulp authors, all his works appeared under his own name rather than house pseudonyms.

Bob Hogan's story formula was for a secret diary of never-before-revealed wartime adventures to be opened to him by a former master spy. There would be an intimacy with high command that hinted at real events, but with the admission that literary license would be freely practiced. Hogan also determined to avoid similarity and dullness with a healthy injection of fantasy.

Using this basic structure, 110 issues were fleshed out with amazing variation in detail for the situational limitations of World War I. The first story, “The Bat Staffel” appeared in September, 1933. Print orders eventually peaked at about 200,000 and things went very well until early 1936 when the price per issue was reduced from 15¢ to 10¢ in an effort to hold circulation. Five years later, the April 1941 issue was the last of the monthly series; thereafter it appeared every two months. The end came with the June 1944 number. The old readership was having their own War; and for the younger, the excitement of daily realities overpowered the antiquity of Spads and Fokkers.

Post-pulp work included several full length western novels, Howl at the Moon, and work adapted for television. He wrote four full length pulp stories about The Secret 6 between 1934 and 1935, which were not aviation or western based, and 9 uncredited short stories between 1935 and 1937 and one under the alias Greaseball Joe.

He wrote many of his pulp stories while living in a small private house in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. Nick Carr in his book described him as: "Bob Hogan was tall, thin, blond, very outgoing and a voracious worker." He died 17 December 1963 in Florida.

Series Books
G-8 and His Battle Aces The Bat Staffel (1933)
  Purple Aces (1933)
  Ace of the White Death (1933)
  The Bat Staffel (1933)
  Purple Aces (1933)
  Ace of the White Death (1933)
  The Blizzard Staffel (1934)
  The Mad Dog Squadron (1934)
  The Panther Squadron (1934)
  The Hurricane Patrol (1934)
  The Dragon Patrol (1934)
  The Dynamite Squadron (1934)
  The Invisible Staffel (1934)
  Squadron of Corpses (1934)
  The Skeleton Patrol (1934)
  The Midnight Eagle (1934)
  The Spider Staffel (1934)
  Bombs from the Murder Wolves (1934)
  The Vampire Staffel (1934)
  The Sword Staffel (1935)
  The Headless Staffel (1935)
  Staffel of Beasts (1935)
  Claws of the Sky Monster (1935)
  Staffel of Invisible Men (1935)
  Staffel of the Floating Heads (1935)
  Wings of the Juggernaut (1935)
  The Gorilla Staffel (1935)
  Squadron of the Scorpion (1935)
  The Death Monsters (1935)
  The X-Ray Eye (1935)
  The Cave Man Patrol (1935)
  Patrol of the Mad (1936)
  Death Rides the Ceiling (1936)
  Skies of Yellow Death (1936)
  Wings of Invisible Doom (1936)
  Vultures of the Purple Death (1936)
  Curse of the Sky Wolves (1936)
  Patrol of the Cloud Crusher (1936)
  The Wings of Satan (1936)
  Scourge of the Sky Beast (1936)
  Skeletons of the Black Cross (1936)
  The Blood Bat Staffel (1936)
  The Patrol of the Dead (1936)
  The Flight of the Hell Hawks (1937)
  The Hand of Steel (1937)
  Flight of the Green Assassin (1937)
  Vengeance of the Vikings (1937)
  Patrol of the Purple Clan (1937)
  Flight of the Dragon (1937)
  Flight from the Grave (1937)
  Vultures of the White Death (1937)
  The Drome of the Damned (1937)
  Patrol of the Murder Masters (1937)
  Scourge of the Steel Mask (1937)
  Scourge of the Steel Mask (1937)
  Fangs of the Sky Leopard (1937)
  Fangs of the Sky Leopard (1937)
  Flight from the Grave (1937)
  Vultures of the White Death (1937)
  The Bloody Wings of the Vampire (1938)
  The Condor Rides with Death (1938)
  Patrol of the Sky Vulture (1938)
  Aces of the Damned (1938)
  Fangs of the Serpent (1938)
  Patrol of the Iron Hand (1938)
  Flying Coffins of the Damned (1938)
  The Black Aces of Doom (1938)
  Patrol of the Phantom (1938)
  Wings for the Dead (1938)
  Satan Paints the Sky (1938)
  The Flames of Hell (1938)
  The Falcon Flies with the Damned (1939)
  Red Fangs of the Sky Emperor (1939)
  The Black Buzzard Flies to Hell (1939)
  Wings of the White Death (1939)
  Patrol of the Iron Scourge (1939)
  Wings of the Black Terror (1939)
  Flight of the Death Battalion (1939)
  Death Rides the Last Patrol (1939)
  The Black Wings of the Raven (1939)
  The Sky Serpent Flies Again (1939)
  Raiders of the Silent Death (1939)
  Three Fly with Satan (1939)
  Here Flies the Hawk of Hell (1940)
  Death Rides the Midnight Patrol (1940)
  Red Skies for the Squadron of Satan (1940)
  Squadron of the Damned (1940)
  Bloody Wings for a Sky Hawk (1940)
  The Damned Will Fly Again (1940)
  White Wings for the Dead (1940)
  The Green Scourge of the Sky Raiders (1940)
  Wings of the Dragon Lord (1940)
  Sky Coffins for Satan (1940)
  Sky-Guns for the Murder Master (1940)
  Red Wings for the Death Patrol (1940)
  Death To the Hawks of War (1941)
  Hordes of the Wingless Death (1941)
  Raiders of the Red Death (1941)
  Wings of the Doomed (1941)
  Fangs of the Winged Cobra (1941)
  Death is My Destiny (1941)
  Squadron of the Flying Dead (1941)
  Horde of the Black Eagle (1941)
  The Squadron of Death Flies High (1942)
  Wings of the Gray Phantom (1942)
  The Death Master's Last Patrol (1942)
  The Death Divers (1942)
  Raiders of the Death Patrol (1942)
  The Mark of the Vulture (1942)
  The Mark of the Vulture (1942)
  The Patrol to the End of the World (1943)
  Wings of the Hawks of Death (1943)
  Scourge of the Sky Monster (1943)
  Winged Beasts of Death (1943)
  Bombs from the Murder Wolves (1943)
  Wings of the Iron Claw (1943)
  Wings of the Death Monster (1944)
  The Devil's Sky Trap (1944)
  Wings of the Death Tigers (1944)