Photo #: USAF 50810 A.C.
Lieutenant Colonel James Roosevelt, USMCR (center, wearing glasses)
Stops off at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, "on his trip back from the Makin invasion". (quoted from the original World War II photo caption)
Roosevelt participated in both the August 1942 raid on Makin, in the Gilbert Islands, and the November 1943 conquest of that island.
An ambulance and a U.S. Army Air Corps C-54 transport plane (serial # 41-37316) are in the background.
Official U.S. Air Force Photograph.
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2 March 2004