Photo #: 80-G-244206
Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, USN,
Commander Western Naval Task Force during the Normandy invasion
Congratulates the crew of USS Arkansas (BB-33) for their work on "D-Day" of the Normandy assault.
The ship's Commanding Officer, Captain F. G. Richards, is directly behind RAdm. Kirk, also wearing a blue uniform.
Photographed on 7 June 1944, the day after the initial landings.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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18 December 2003