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USS ENTERPRISE   (CV-6)

"Welcome Aboard," December 1, 1945

Contributed by Robert M. Cieri.



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Veteran's Memorial Park, River Vale, New Jersey

Contributed by Thomas Schneider.



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USS ENTERPRISE (CV-6)

Stern Plate

Mr. Henry Hoffman, the engineer responsible for the dismantling of the Enterprise between 1958 and 1960, had the foresight to recognize the historical significance of the aircraft carrier's stern plate. In 1959 he donated this sacred artifact to the Township of River Vale for all to view at Hoffman Field where it remained until July 2000 when it was moved to the Veteran's Memorial Park.

Enterprise was commissioned in 1938 with the words, "May she also say with just pride: I have done the State some service." During World War II her planes and guns claimed 911 enemy aircraft, 71 ships sunk and 192 damaged. At the end of the war she had earned 20 Battle Stars, the first Presidential Unit Citation awarded to any ship, and the Navy Unit Commendation. Her distinction was further documented in 1945 when the British First Lord of the Admiralty presented to her an Admiralty pennant, the only foreign ship so honored since 1588. As the most decorated ship of World War II, her service changed the very course of a war for which she was expressly created.

The citizens of River Vale recognize that the stern plate of this mighty warship represents the many generations of Americans whose values, courage and sacrifices have kept our country strong and free.

Dedicated 9 December 2000


Other Memorabilia


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A framed photo of the "Big E" as she appeared pre-war.

William Marx, for his father Fitzgerald W. Marx

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Ship's Plaque located at the USS Turner Joy (DD-951) Memorial, Bremerton, Washington (2004).

Robert Hall

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The only port hole to survive the scrapping of Enterprise in 1958, on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida. Photo taken on 13 June 2008.

Photo by Judson Phillips
Models

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Model of USS Enterprise (CV-6) in camouflage Measure 33, Design 4Ab as she appeared in the second half of 1944.

Courtesy of Joel Rosen, Motion Models

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Model of USS Enterprise (CV-6) on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida. Photos taken on 13 June 2008.

Photos by Judson Phillips

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