National Air and Space Museum Archives

USS Enterprise Collection [Toll]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0030
Creators:
Toll, Chesley A.
Dates:
1940-1945
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a scrapbook and history on the USS Enterprise, and a few miscellaneous items on Chesley Toll.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Chesley A. Toll was a chief machinist's mate on the USS Enterprise, and was awarded the Navy Citation award for his work aboard the ship. The USS Enterprise was the only carrier to fight throughout the entire war. It was engaged in every major action, except one, and earned 20 combat stars. 'The Big E,' as the ship was called, shot down 911 enemy aircraft, sunk 71 ships and damaged 192 other ships. Sunk six times according to Japanese propaganda, this carrier received Presidential and Navy Unit Citations. After the war, Toll became a recruiting officer for the Navy.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lucille Toll, Gift, unknown, 1990-0030, NASM

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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General
General
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Keywords
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Naval aviation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aircraft carriers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Toll, Chesley A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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