March 18, 2003

AMERICAN BIG THREE

President Roosevelt, seated in a jeep with General Dwight D.
Eisenhower (aka "Ike," then commander of the North African
theatre of operations), relaxes at Castelvetrano Airport in Sicily
following the Cairo and Teheran conferences at which Operation
Overlord received final approval. In the left background is Lt. Gen.
George S. Patton, Jr., Commander of the U.S. 7th Army.
U.S. Signal Corps photo dated December 14, 1943.