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USA C-545 President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Photo #: USA C-545 President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Title: President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Description: (right) Meets with King Ibn Saud, of Saudi Arabia, on board USS Quincy (CA-71) in the Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, on 14 February 1945. The King is speaking to the interpreter, Colonel William A. Eddy, USMC. Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN, the President's Aide and Chief of Staff, is at left. Note ornate carpet on the ship's deck, and life raft mounted on the side of the 5/38 twin gun mount in the background. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: USA C-545
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