Photo #: 80-G-16864
USS Wasp (CV-7)
Scene on the carrier's port bridge wing, during operations off Guadalcanal on 7 August 1942.
Among those present are (from left to right, in the right center) Commander D.F. Smith (hatless); Captain Forrest P. Sherman, Commanding Officer (wearing helmet); Rear Admiral Leigh Noyes, Commander Task Group 61.1 (facing camera); and Lieutenant Commander Wallace M. Beakley, Commander Wasp Air Group, who is making his report to RAdm. Noyes.
Note SBD-3 scout bombers (one with a rather small National star painted on its fuselage) on the flight deck and .30 caliber machine gun mounted on the bridge bulwark.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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10 April 2000