Photo #: 80-G-214936
Captain Arleigh A. Burke, USN,
Commander Destroyer Squadron 23
Introduces Rear Admiral Aaron S. Merrill (right center) to the crews of USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570) and USS Claxton (DD-571), during an awards ceremony held on board Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, on 30 January 1944.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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10 September 2003