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Major General James Doolittle awards Lieutenant Colonel Elliot Roosevelt, 15th Air Force, the Distinguished Flying Cross. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 4 Jan 1943.' [stamp], '241567.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'ROOSEVELT'S SON AWARDED DFC. Lt Col Elliot Roosevelt of US Army Air Force was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by Maj Gen Jas J Doolittle, US Air Chief in Tunisia. He participated in long flights over Artic and Equatorial waters helped to establish ferry routes and took part in Dangerous photographic expeditions over hostile territory in North Africa. Keystone Photo shows: Lt Col Elliot Roosevelt being awarded DFC by Maj Gen Jas H Doolittle, US Air Chief in Tunisia.'



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...


  • James Doolittle

    Military | General | Commanding General
    Became Commanding General of 12th AF September 1942; Commanding General of Northwest African Strategic Air Force March 1943; assumed command of 15th AF November 1943; Commanding General of 8th Air Force 6 January 1944 to 9 May 1945. Medal Of Honor for...

  • Elliott Roosevelt

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer Photographic Wing
    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...


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