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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.

Identifier

NASM.1990.0030

Creator

Toll, Chesley A.

Date

1940-1945

Provenance

Lucille Toll, Gift, unknown, 1990-0030, NASM

Extent

0.3 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

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

Genre/Form

Scrapbooks

Rights

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

Names

Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)

Toll, Chesley A.

Topics Naval aviation
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
Aeronautics, Military
Aircraft carriers
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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