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Task Force commander Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth on the fantail of the destroyer USS Fletcher at Espiritu Santo addressing the crew prior to the force’s nighttime shelling of Munda Point, early Jan 1943.Admiral Walden Ainsworth meeting Captain Charles Carpenter (right) and survivors of USS Helena, 7 Jul 1943
Task Force commander Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth on the fantail of the destroyer USS Fletcher at Espiritu Santo addressing the crew prior to the force’s nighttime shelling of Munda Point, early Jan 1943.Admiral Walden Ainsworth meeting Captain Charles Carpenter (right) and survivors of USS Helena, 7 Jul 1943
Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 1 of 2.Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 2 of 2.
Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 1 of 2.Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 2 of 2.
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth upon his departure from cruiser USS Honolulu at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Jul 1943.United States Navy photograph of Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth, 1943-44.
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth upon his departure from cruiser USS Honolulu at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Jul 1943.United States Navy photograph of Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth, 1943-44.
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth, right, presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Aviation Radiomans Mate 3rd class Russell Evintude aboard cruiser USS Santa Fe, circa 1945.United States Navy portrait of Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth, late 1944.
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth, right, presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Aviation Radiomans Mate 3rd class Russell Evintude aboard cruiser USS Santa Fe, circa 1945.United States Navy portrait of Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth, late 1944.
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth at a shore station, probably Hawaii, 1945.
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth at a shore station, probably Hawaii, 1945.
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