Photo #: NH 97740
Guadalcanal-Tulagi Operation, August 1942
Smoke rises from Tulagi after bombing by U.S. carrier aircraft on 7 August 1942, the day U.S. Marines landed to capture the island.
The destroyer at left is either USS Ellet (DD-398) or USS Wilson (DD-408).
The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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14 November 2001