USS Enterprise (CV-6)/Related Articles
Jump to navigation Jump to search
- See also changes related to USS Enterprise (CV-6), or pages that link to USS Enterprise (CV-6) or to this page or whose text .
- United States Navy : Branch of the U.S. armed forces] responsible for combat on, over, and under water.
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- World War II, Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Battle of Midway : Generally considered to be the turning point of the Pacific Theater in the Second World War, a Japanese force intending to capture Midway Island was turned back with the loss of four aircraft carriers, at the cost of one U.S. carrier; it was the last major Japanese offensive of the war
- Korean War : A modern conflict (1950-1953) fought on the Korean peninsula between the US-led UN forces, and the Communist coalition of North Korea and China.
- F4F Wildcat : U.S. Navy carrier-based air superiority fighter early in WWII; could be credible against the Mitsubishi A6M Zero when flown by a skilled pilot, but still had disadvantages as well as advantages.
- F6F Hellcat : Principal and dominant World War II United States Navy carrier-based air superiority fighter, with some capability for fighter-bomber missions.
- SB2C Helldiver : Improved U.S. Navy dive bomber that entered service in 1944-1945, replacing the smaller and slower SBD Dauntless; effective but not especially popular with Navy crews; used as Air Force A-25 Shrike
- TBD Devastator : First production carrier-capable monoplane of the United States Navy; took horrendous losses at the Battle of Midway, but that may have been more characteristic of the absolute need of WWII torpedo bombers to have fighter and diversionary protection unless in a night raid; replaced by TBF Avenger
- TBF Dauntless : Add brief definition or description
- William Halsey : Fleet admiral of the United States Navy in the Pacific theater of World War II, commanding the Third United States Fleet; a colorful and inspirational fighting leader with some limitations in strategy and large fleet command