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BurkeAusburne.jpg

Arleigh Burke reading on the starboard bridge wing of his flagship, USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570), during operations in the Solomon Islands in 1943-1944. The DesRon 23 "Little Beaver" insignia is painted on the ship"s bridge wing. Note scoreboard painted on the side of Charles Ausburne's Mark 37 gun director, lifering, navigation lights and crewmen on watch, some wearing headphones.