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USS Enterprise CV-6
The Most Decorated Ship of the Second World War

Pensacola Exhibit
Entrance to the Enterprise exhibit, at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.


The Enterprise Association has sponsored and dedicated a number of major museum exhibits, including:

National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604
Hours: 9-5 Daily, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's

Planes of Fame: Enterprise CV-6 Hangar
7000 Merrill Avenue, #17
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 597-3722
Hours: 9-5, every day but Christmas and Thanksgiving

Chino Dedication
Big E veterans attending the dedication of the Enterprise CV-6 Hangar exhibit at the Chino Planes of Fame.

Navy and Maritime Museum (Home of Yorktown CV-10)
40 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(800) 248-3508
Hours: Open at 9:00 AM daily, every day but Christmas

EAA Museum
P.O. Box 3086
Oshkosh, WI 54903
(920) 426-4800
Hours: 8:30-5 Monday to Saturday, 11-5 Sunday

Veterans Memorial Center
2115 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2300
Hours: 10-4 Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays

Lexington CV-16 Museum (Under Construction)
2914 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403
(512) 888-4873
Hours: 9-5 Daily, open until 6:00 PM Memorial Day to Labor Day
Closed Christmas Day

Note: Regrettably, the Bremerton Naval Museum, near Seattle Washington, has disassembled its Enterprise exhibit. Most of the exhibit has been moved to the "Planes of Fame" air museum in Chino, CA (see above). A few items may be on display at the new Puget Sound Navy Museum, also in Bremerton: that museum should be contacted for more information.

The Association has also sponsored a number of memorial plaques, and is actively involved in creating new exhibits, preserving Enterprise history and lore, and organizing reunions and other activities for former Enterprise crew and airmen, and their families.

Information about the USS Enterprise (CV-6) Association

Web Sites

A History of Ships Named Enterprise
A concise and informative catalog of the many ships proudly christened "Enterprise". Compiled by David Wells.

The Voyages of the Enterprise
Another authoritative reference on the rich legacy of the "Enterprise" name. This site also includes a great deal of information on carrier warfare in general. Compiled by Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.

Haze Gray & Underway: Naval History and Photography
Includes selected entries from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, a photo gallery, and an extensive links collection. Maintained by Andrew C. Toppan.

NavSource Naval History
A huge photo archive including all types of U.S. Navy ships. Also includes articles on naval history, and a photographic history of the Pearl Harbor attack. Maintained by Paul R. Yarnall.

The Carrier Project
A new and growing "quick-reference" site whose mission is to provide key information about virtually every carrier to serve the United States, with links to ship-specific sites. Compiled by William Hughes.

HyperWar: A Hypertext History of the Second World War
A rich collection of documents and other materials touching on virtually every aspect of the United States' participation in World War II. Compiled by Patrick Clancey.

Dai James' Naval and Maritime Pages
Detailed coverage of the Guadalcanal campaign, the battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf, as well as Enterprise herself. Dai James' site also includes a number of interesting maritime subjects, aside from the Pacific war.

The Last Attack
"The Last Attack" - Jim Clary

The Marine Art of J. Clary
Home of renowned marine artist Jim Clary. Of particular interest to Enterprise admirers is "The Last Attack": Clary's portrayal of Enterprise on May 14, 1945: moments before a Kamikaze knocked her out of the war.

Jim Clary is pleased to offer "The Last Attack" at a reduced price for Enterprise CV-6 veterans.

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