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USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu

Caption   USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-54553
More on...   
Solomon Islands Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Helena (St. Louis-class)   Main article  Photos  
St. Louis   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 6 Jul 1943
Photos at Same Place Kula Gulf, British Western Pacific Territories
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Jan 2015

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
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WW2-Era Place Name Kula Gulf, British Western Pacific Territories
Lat/Long -7.7667, 157.1833
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