Photo #: 80-G-216855
Captain Arleigh A. Burke, USN,
Commander Destroyer Squadron 23
Receives the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Aaron S. Merrill, during an awards ceremony on board USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570) 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