Feb 22, 1944
TG 39.4 (commanded by Captain Arleigh Burke) bombarded Japanese airstrips, pier area, and anchorages at Kavieng. USS Charles Ausburne (DD 570), USS Dyson (DD 572), USS Stanly (DD 478) sank Japanese minelayer Natsushima off New Ireland. Joined by USS Converse (DD 509) and USS Spence (DD 512), the destroyers sank Japanese tug Nagaura about 160 miles northwest of Kavieng.
Theater: Pacific Theater
Source: Naval History & Heritage Command