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Rear Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt, USN (front, center)

With his staff on the after deck of USS Philadelphia (CL-41), circa November 1940, at the time he took command of Cruiser Division Eight.

Those present are (from left to right):
Lieutenant Commander George E. Nold, Aide and Flag Secretary;
Lieutenant Commander Cameron Briggs, Aviation Officer and Commanding Officer of Cruiser Scouting Squadron Eight (VCS-8);
Rear Admiral Hewitt; Lieutenant Philip G. Stokes, Radio Officer; and
Lieutenant Benjamin P. Field, Jr., Aide and Flag Lieutenant.

The ship's after 6"/47 guns are in the immediate background.

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