In WWII he commanded the aerial reconnaissance wing that played a key role in the Allies' 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, as well as the invasions of North Africa and Sicily Commander of HQ 325th Photo Wing, [Reconnaissance]. Roosevelt pioneered new techniques in night photography and meteorological data-gathering, but his controversial claims to a distinguished record on combat missions have been largely discounted. He faced charges of corruption, including accusations that he had recommended the purchase of the experimental Hughes XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft against a Lockheed model that was believed to be superior. He rose to Brigadier General leaving the service on VJ day [15-Aug-45].
Awards: LOM, LOH, DFC, Croix de Guerre (Palm), AM (11 OLC), CBE, American Defense and Campaign, WWII Victory, EAME (7 Stars).
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
- Service Numbers: O-769944
- Highest Rank: Captain
- Role/Job: Pilot
|New York City, New York||1910-09-23||Son of Franklin D and Eleanor Roosevelt.|
|Scottsdale, AZ, USA||1990-10-27|
Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Aerial Intelligence of the 8th Air Force, pg 5 ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia