Tuskegee Airmen at Lloyd”s Studio! We are proud to have the privilege of photographing one of the Most amazing military men we have ever met! Robert (Bob) Friend was in need of some military portraits for his upcoming book and reunion tour! He is also the subject of George Lucas’s upcoming Movie “Red Tails“. Military Portrait Photography is not new to us, being a military family, this came natural to us.
Friend was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group stationed in Europe, as Combat Operations Officer at the Squadron and Group levels. In this capacity he was responsible for planning and organizing the implementation of strategic and tactical air missions.
Following the War, Friend continued a technical career with the Air Force. His worked on major programs including service as Assistant Deputy of Launch Vehicles including Titan, Atlas, Delta and space shuttle. As Foreign Technology Program Director he monitored and reported upon foreign research and development programs to support development of systems to offset foreign capabilities posing a potential threat to the national security of the U.S. He was also the Director of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Program, which investigated cases of Unidentified Flying Objects brought to the attention of the Air Force.”
United States Air Force – Lt. Col. Robert Friend, Tuskegee Airmen Pilot
Here is his group photo:
Here is his other airplane.
Here is his medalion.
Here is his patch.
Here is a P51 Mustang like the ones he flew.