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Hart assigned the daring mission of attacking the transports to Talbot and his newly formed destroyer division: John D.
At the outbreak of World War II hostilities, he was attached to Destroyer Division 66, employed in anti-"U-Boat" operations in the Atlantic and Caribbean areas.
Prior to World War II, he served aboard USS Henderson (AP 1) and as division disbursing officer for Mine Division 1 and Destroyer Division 13.
(92) During the battle, Burke's two destroyer divisions won a decisive victory over five destroyers attempting to reinforce the Japanese garrison on Buka.
He evokes some of the exhilaration of high-speed destroyer shiphandling in fleet operations, at a time when destroyer divisions maneuvered at a standard distance of five hundred yards and were constrained by nothing except gross tonnage and the occasional floating mine.