Photo #: 80-G-43652 (complete caption)
USS Barry (DD-248)
The Presidential Unit Citation flag, awarded to USS Borie's crew for their 1 November 1943 battle against the German submarine U-405, is examined by some of the officers involved, during awards ceremonies held on board USS Card (CVE-11) on 10 November 1943.
Those present are (from left to right):
Lieutenant Commander Herbert D. Hill, Commanding Officer, USS Barry (DD-248);
Lieutenant Commander Howard M. Avery, Commanding Officer, Squadron VC-9;
Lieutenant Charles H. Hutchins, Commanding Officer, USS Borie; and
Lieutenant Commander Hinton Ira Smith, Commanding Officer, USS Goff (DD-247).
Lieutenant Hutchins had just received the Navy Cross for his part in the action. The other three officers had received the Legion of Merit.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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5 September 2002