Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Tribute to the USS Enterprise CV-6.


Enterprise entered World War II on the morning of December 7, 1941, when her scout planes encountered the Japanese squadrons attacking Pearl Harbor. Not until May 14, 1945, when a Kamikaze attack off Kyushu, Japan, left a gaping hole in her flight deck, was she forced to leave the war.


Of the more than twenty major actions of the Pacific War, Enterprise engaged in all but two. Her planes and guns downed 911 enemy planes; her bombers sank 71 ships, and damaged or destroyed 192 more. Her presence inspired both pride and fear: pride in her still unmatched combat record, and fear in the knowledge that Enterprise and hard fighting were never far apart.


The most decorated ship of the Second World War, Enterprise changed the very course of a war she seemed to have been expressly created for.

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Ever need a calculator? I mean a real calculator, not that lame little thing that comes installed on your computer. The kind you paid a couple of hundred dollars for when you took that physics class and now you can't find it because it's in a box in the attic somewhere...and the batteries died in 1998 anyway. That kind of calculator. Well there's a free one here.