Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.Captain Burke introducing Rear Admiral Aaron Merrill to the crew of Charles Ausburne and Claxton during an awards ceremony held on board Charles Ausburne, Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, 30 Jan 1944Lieutenant (jg) E. S. Taylor being transferred from USS Murray to USS Coral Sea, 30 Jan 1944Men of 697th Field Artillery Battalion firing 240mm howitzer at Mignano, Italy, 30 Jan 1944
Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.Captain Burke introducing Rear Admiral Aaron Merrill to the crew of Charles Ausburne and Claxton during an awards ceremony held on board Charles Ausburne, Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, 30 Jan 1944Lieutenant (jg) E. S. Taylor being transferred from USS Murray to USS Coral Sea, 30 Jan 1944Men of 697th Field Artillery Battalion firing 240mm howitzer at Mignano, Italy, 30 Jan 1944
Strike photo of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise, 30 Jan 1944. Note the Kwajalein radio complex in the clearing in the foreground that was a key Japanese listening post in the Pacific.Strike photo of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise, 30 Jan 1944. Note the rising mushroom cloud from the exploding Japanese ammunition dump.Strike photo stitched together from photos taken by USS Langley aircraft showing severe damage to the runways and the surrounding areas on Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll, Marshall Islands, 30 Jan 1944.US Marines displaying a captured Japanese flag, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, late Jan 1944
Strike photo of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise, 30 Jan 1944. Note the Kwajalein radio complex in the clearing in the foreground that was a key Japanese listening post in the Pacific.Strike photo of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands taken by aircraft from USS Enterprise, 30 Jan 1944. Note the rising mushroom cloud from the exploding Japanese ammunition dump.Strike photo stitched together from photos taken by USS Langley aircraft showing severe damage to the runways and the surrounding areas on Taroa Island, Maloelap Atoll, Marshall Islands, 30 Jan 1944.US Marines displaying a captured Japanese flag, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, late Jan 1944


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