Photo #: 80-G-12171
Captain Ralph W. Christie, USN,
Commander Task Force 42 and Submarine Squadron Five (left)
Congratulates Lieutenant Commander John R. Moore, USN, Commanding Officer of USS S-44 (SS-155), " as he returned to this South Pacific base after a very successful week of patrol activity". (quoted from original World War II photo caption)
The original caption date is 1 September 1942, which is presumably a release date. S-44 returned to Brisbane, Australia, on 23 August 1942 at the end of a war patrol in the Solomon Islands, during which she sank the Japanese heavy cruiser Kako. The photograph was probably taken at about that time.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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23 October 2001