9 - Air Power at Sea

(Part 2)

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Victory at Midway

1938 Enterprise
The Enterprise, shown here, joined the USS Saratoga and the USS Wasp in providing air
support for the Marine invasion of Guadalcanal in
August 1942.
[Photo: U.S. National Archives]

________________________________________________________________ THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY Washington The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the UNITED STATES SHIP ENTERPRISE for service as set forth in the following: CITATION: "For consistently outstanding performance and distinguished achievement during repeated action against enemy Japanese forces in the pacific war area, December 7, 1941, to November 15, 1942. Participating in nearly every major carrier engagement in the firt year of the war, the Enterprise and her air group, exclusive of far-flung destruction of hostile shore installations throughout the battle area, did sink or damage on her own a total of 35 Japanese vessels and shoot down a total of 185 Japanese aircraft. Her aggressive spirit and superb combat efficiency are fitting tribute to the officers and men who so gallantly established her as a solid bulwark in defense of the American Nation." For the President, Frank Knox Secretary of the Navy ________________________________________________________________

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