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Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:44:04 -0700
Archived: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 05:37:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 14:14:49 -0400
>Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:09:32 EDT
>>Subject: Mr. Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>>Then Maj. Robert J. Friend was heading Project Blue Book.

>>>From what I've read about his tenure, there were problems from
>>critics, funding, interlopers etc.

>>I saw him on television, perhaps on the old Sightings show
>>briefly discussing Blue Book.

>>Are there any books, papers, videos on his viewpoints regarding
>>his time at Project Blue Book, it's conclusions, it's history?

>I interviewed Col. Friend by telephone in 1994 when starting
>Porject 1947. Tuskegee airman, Friend went on to retire as
>Colonel. He said he thought that he was appointed as BB head,
>because Hynek was making noises about quiting at the time.
>Friend and Hynek got on famously exchanging tapes and letters on
>UFO matters. I think they realized the limits of their power, a
>lot of discussion was on historical UFO incidents, pre-BB in
>which they both could speak frankly.


>In addition Col. Friend was interviewed on video as part of the
>Sign Historical Group Oral History Program.

Leave it to Jan Aldrich to come up with the goods!

Way to go Jan! You never cease to amaze me!

What a treat to have been able to interview Mr. Friend. I had no
idea he was a Tuskegee Airman. That alone is kudos enough for a
lifetime or two. I could go on about the Airmen but that's a
whole 'nother story.

Say Jan, please let us know again where your interview can be
read and the video obtained.

I had to inquire about Friend as I was going back over
everything UFO as I have a want to do every year to keep my
compass on point. Best to always do a triple-check with the
history of UFOs to make sure one gets the original data aligned
and precise. It was during my triple-check about Edward J.
Ruppelt that I had to ask again about Friend as well. A treat I
received was about ten years ago I picked up Ruppelt's book in a
dusty old book store in upstate NY and it had his autograph in
it. I didn't realize 'til some time later while glancing through
it. That's a keepsake for sure.

I think any data provided by Mr. Friend would be of great value
and a must have data source.

Thanks again Jan!


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