Military Portraits - military promotion portrait - United States Air Force - Lt. Col. Robert Friend, Tuskegee Airmen Pilot

Lloyd’s Studio was proud to have the privilege of photographing Bob Friend for his upcoming book and reunion tour! He is also the subject of  George Lucas’s upcoming Movie “Red Tails“.

Here is the movie trailer:

 

Military Portraits - military promotion portrait - United States Air Force - Lt. Col. Robert Friend, Tuskegee Airmen Pilot

United States Air Force – Lt. Col. Robert Friend, Tuskegee Airmen Pilot

“Lt. Col. Bob Friend

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.”

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United States Air Force – Lt. Col. Robert Friend, Tuskegee Airmen Pilot

Here is his group photo:

Tuskegee Airmen

Here is his other airplane.

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Here is his medalion.

Tuskegee Airmen Medal

Here is his patch.

Tuskegee Airmen Enblem

Here is a P51 Mustang like the ones he flew.

Photography by: ©Michael B. Lloyd

 

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