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Congratulatory photo taken 10 Nov 1943 showing United States Navy officers who were decorated for their parts in the USS Card’s Hunter-Killer Atlantic cruises between 27 Jul and 2 Nov 1943. See Comment below for details.

Caption   Congratulatory photo taken 10 Nov 1943 showing United States Navy officers who were decorated for their parts in the USS Card’s Hunter-Killer Atlantic cruises between 27 Jul and 2 Nov 1943. See Comment below for details. ww2dbase
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Identification Code   80-G-43652
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Photos on Same Day 10 Nov 1943
Photos at Same Place Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 28 Jan 2021

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
28 Oct 2021 04:46:20 PM

Left to Right are:
Lieutenant Commander Herbert D. Hill. Commanding Officer of screening destroyer USS Barry who was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Lieutenant Commander Howard M. Avery. Commanding Officer of Composite Squadron VC-9 flying from Card who was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Lieutenant Charles H. Hutchins. Commanding Officer of the screening destroyer USS Borie that was lost with 27 men in the battle with U-Boat U-256 on 1 Nov 1943. He was awarded the Navy Cross.
Lieutenant Commander Hinton Smith. Commanding Officer of screening destroyer USS Goff who was awarded the Legion of Merit.
The men are holding the Presidential Unit Citation pennant representing the award given to the entire task group and the men involved, including Card’s previous aviation element Composite Squadron VC-1. This was the first time a Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to a US Navy anti-submarine Hunter-Killer group centered around an escort carrier.
These awards were presented on the flight deck of USS Card on 10 Nov 1944 at Norfolk, Virginia but they were by no means the only awards presented that day. Card’s commanding officer and task group commander Captain Arnold Isbell received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal with two Navy Crosses, two Silver Stars, and other awards given to men of USS Borie.

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