"The Helm"
of USS ENTERPRISE CV-6
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If one were to choose just one aircraft carrier that operated during World War II to capture the story of the period in which carrier aviation came of age, it would be Enterprise (CV-6). Commissioned on 12 May 1938, she was at sea on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack on 7 December 1941, symbolic of where she would spend most of her time over the course of the ensuing years. From Midway to the waters off Guadalcanal to the doorstep of Japan, the legendary 'Big E' became the most decorated ship of World War II.

From: Naval Aviation Museum Web Note!

  
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