Signed by Cmdr. Hal Buell, USN, who was awarded a Silver Star for this action.
The Shirakumo was a Fubuki Class Destroyer, is attacked by Cmdr. Buell, flying a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber, flying out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. Here, he attacks and critically damages the Shirakumo, which is trying to land infantry reinforcements on Guadalcanal.
The Shirakumo was repaired for further service, and sunk by the American Submarine Tautog, March 16, 1944.
Image size 15-1/4 x 23