USS Enterprise Collection Toll

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.