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NH 100392 Action in Kula Gulf, 6 March 1943

Photo #: NH 100392  Action in Kula Gulf, 6 March 1943
Title: Action in Kula Gulf, 6 March 1943
Description: USS Denver (CL-58) SG radarscope image, showing the situation at time 0145, as the U.S. force retired from Kula Gulf after shelling Vila and sinking the Japanese destroyers Murasame and Minegumo. Denver is the bright spot in the scope center, with other the U.S. ships steaming to NNE ahead of her. Kolombangara Island is the large white patch on the left left, with Vila at its southern end. New Georgia is on the right. The spot above the main U.S. column is probably USS Waller (DD-466), steaming to the north. Copied from a photograph in Denver's 9 March 1943 Action Report, 1985 U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 100392
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