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Portrait of Midshipman Burke, 1920Ensign Burke posing by the 14-inch guns of USS Arizona, 1923
Portrait of Midshipman Burke, 1920Ensign Burke posing by the 14-inch guns of USS Arizona, 1923
Portrait of Ensign Burke, Los Angeles, California, United States, fall 1923Crew of USS Arizona
Portrait of Ensign Burke, Los Angeles, California, United States, fall 1923Crew of USS Arizona's Turret No. 4, circa 1924; commanding officer Ensign Arleigh Burke at far left
Ensign Burke pushing a peanut by blowing on it during a shipboard competition aboard USS Arizona, circa 1923-1925Lieutenant Burke aboard USS Argonne while serving as Assistant Officer in Charge of the US Navy Battle Force Camera Party, mid-1930s
Ensign Burke pushing a peanut by blowing on it during a shipboard competition aboard USS Arizona, circa 1923-1925Lieutenant Burke aboard USS Argonne while serving as Assistant Officer in Charge of the US Navy Battle Force Camera Party, mid-1930s
Lieutenant Burke recording gunnery results with a motion picture camera aboard a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, circa 1934-1935Lieutenant Commander Burke aboard his destroyer, Mugford, circa 1939-1940
Lieutenant Burke recording gunnery results with a motion picture camera aboard a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, circa 1934-1935Lieutenant Commander Burke aboard his destroyer, Mugford, circa 1939-1940
Officers and crew of destroyer Craven, circa 1938-1939; note Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Arleigh Burke in front row, third from rightOfficers of destroyer Mugford Ens. Robert Main, Lt. Ephraim McLean, Lt. Robert Speck, Lt. Cmdr. Arleigh Burke, Ens. Arthur Johnson, Lt. Gelzer Sims, and Lt. (jg) Robert Holmes, Jun 1939
Officers and crew of destroyer Craven, circa 1938-1939; note Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Arleigh Burke in front row, third from rightOfficers of destroyer Mugford Ens. Robert Main, Lt. Ephraim McLean, Lt. Robert Speck, Lt. Cmdr. Arleigh Burke, Ens. Arthur Johnson, Lt. Gelzer Sims, and Lt. (jg) Robert Holmes, Jun 1939
Officers and crew of destroyer Mugford, with Lieutenant Commander Arleigh A. Burke in center, circa 1939-1940Burke (right center) with his US Navy Destroyer Squadron 23 captains, Solomon Islands, 1943
Officers and crew of destroyer Mugford, with Lieutenant Commander Arleigh A. Burke in center, circa 1939-1940Burke (right center) with his US Navy Destroyer Squadron 23 captains, Solomon Islands, 1943
Captain Arleigh Burke (third from right) aboard SS President Monroe en route to the South Pacific, 1943Captain Burke onboard a ship, during WW2
Captain Arleigh Burke (third from right) aboard SS President Monroe en route to the South Pacific, 1943Captain Burke onboard a ship, during WW2
Burke with drink and pipe in hand while at the OfficerBurke reading on the starboard bridge wing of his flagship, USS Charles Ausburne, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Burke with drink and pipe in hand while at the Officer's Club at Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomon Islands, 23 May 1943Burke reading on the starboard bridge wing of his flagship, USS Charles Ausburne, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.Captain Burke introducing Rear Admiral Aaron Merrill to the crew of Charles Ausburne and Claxton during an awards ceremony held on board Charles Ausburne, Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, 30 Jan 1944
Captain Arleigh Burke receiving the Navy Cross from Rear Admiral Arthur Merrill aboard the destroyer Charles Ausburne in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, Solomons, 30 Jan 1944.Captain Burke introducing Rear Admiral Aaron Merrill to the crew of Charles Ausburne and Claxton during an awards ceremony held on board Charles Ausburne, Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, 30 Jan 1944
Captain Burke, commanding officer of US Navy Destroyer Squadron 23, Feb 1944Captain Burke (third from left) with his US Navy Destroyer Squadron 23 captains at
Captain Burke, commanding officer of US Navy Destroyer Squadron 23, Feb 1944Captain Burke (third from left) with his US Navy Destroyer Squadron 23 captains at 'Cloob Des-Slot', Purvis Bay, Solomon Islands, 24 May 1944

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