CV-20

PHOTO GALLERY INTRODUCTION

USS BENNINGTON
SCREEN SAVERS


WORLD WAR II
EFFORT
NAVY JOBS
AND
SUPPORT POSTERS


USS BENNINGTON
PRE COMMISSIONING
CV-20


New York
Navy Yard
Shipworker Newsletter
February 26, 1944


USS BENNINGTON
FITTING OUT
CV-20
9 March 1944


COMMISSIONING
PROGRAM
August 6, 1944


USS BENNINGTON
CV-20
1944


7 OF THE
ORIGINAL
MARINE DETACHMENT
USS Bennington 1944


FLIGHTDECK CATWALK GUNS
1944


FLIGHT OPS
20 OCT 1944


Thanksgiving Day
Menu 1944


Pre-Busy B
December 1944
Vol-1_No-1


San Diego
Post Cards
December 1944


USS BENNINGTON
CV-20
1945


FEBRUARY 1945
USS BENNINGTON
CLOSEST CARRIER


VMF-123
January 1, 1945
To
June 17, 1945


FEBRUARY 11 1945
JOSEPH V. MATERA
SPUN IN WHILE
ATTEMPTING TO TAKE WAVE OFF


USS Bennington
Mar 18 - Apr 16
1945
Near Misses


USS BENNINGTON CV-20
14 MAY 1945


BENNINGTON Shares
in Sinking of
Japan's Super
Battleship YAMATO


Aerial Photo
June 1945


5 June 1945 - Damaged by a typhoon off Okinawa
12 June 1945 - Retired to Leyte for repairs


Pages From
All Hands
June 1945
and
Aug 1945


Japan
Post Cards
December 1945


Hawaii
Post Cards
1945


James F. Brady
Photos


Kirt Dillon
WWII Photos


Plane Down
Series
1945


VB VF VT Pilots
their crewmen
and
flight deck crews
USS Bennington
1945


Flight Deck Crew
USS Bennington
1945


V-2-R Crew
USS Bennington
1945


RICHARD H SMITH SR
PHOTOS FROM
1944-1945


Pre-Busy B
December 1944
Vol-1_No-1


Pre-Busy B
February 3 1945
Vol-1_No-2


Pre-Busy B
March 1945
Vol-1_No-3


Busy B
May 1945
Vol-1_No-4


Busy B
July 1945
Vol-1_No-5


Busy B
August 1945
Vol-1_No-6


USS BENNINGTON
CV 20
PRESS NEWS
August 12,16,17 1945


FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
13 SETEMBER 1945


PLAN OF THE DAY
08 OCTOBER 1945


Busy B
November 1945
Vol-1_No-7


Busy B
November 1945
Vol-1_No-7


Some
Crew Members
USS Bennington
1945


Eugene Clayton Larson
and friends
USS Bennington
1945


Yee Hearty Corpsmen
USS Bennington
1945


5 in Aft Gun Crew
USS Bennington
1945


VBF-1
AND
Kure Strike Map
1945


1945 Travel Logs
Log #1 to Log #8
If you have
the missing logs
let me know


Medical personnel
from USS Bennington
30 Aug - 6 Sep 1945


CIC
STATUS BOARD
August 8, 1945


Ralph Mullins
SSML-2
Items 1945


James F Brady
WWII Log Book
ALSO
Ship's Personal
Information Booklet


COLOR MAP OF
BENNINGTON
WAR TIME TRAVEL
1945


Bennington Picture
1945


USS BENNINGTON CV 20
CHRISTMAS 1945


STEPHEN HORVAT
PICTURES FROM
Jan - Mar 1946


USS BENNINGTON
CV-20
1946


USS BENNINGTON
WWII
CREW ROSTER



CV-20
Oct. 2, 1952
CVA-20


Recommisioning
Inventation
USS Bennington
13 November 1952


Leaving
New York Harbor
1952 November


JET BLAST
November
13, 1952


JET BLAST
March
27, 1953


JET BLAST
May
11, 1953


USS Bennington
Under the
Manhattan Bridge
After Boiler
Explosion Repair
July 1953


BENNINGTON
CVA-20
1953


USS Bennington
CVA-20
Quonset Point
1953


BENNINGTON
CVA-20
FRESH AND READY
1953


Rough Water
Refuel
1953


Lt. John Edward Pritchett
MED CRUISE
1953
Pg 1


Lt. John Edward Pritchett
MED CRUISE
1953
Pg 2


F9F-4 Panther Jet
Crashes onto
Hanger Deck
1953 March 9


E Division
USS Bennington
1953


Fighter Squadron
102
USS Bennington
1953


MED CRUISE
1953
Dick Becker


Carrier Qualification
Off Florida
Jan-Feb 1954
Fred Peloquin


EXPLOSIONS
26 MAY 1954


State Of
New York
Senate
Legislative Resolution
February 26, 2008


Underway
March 1955


Shakedown
March 1955


JOEY TATA
1955-6
Beverly Hills 90210?


Anthony J. Cieri
HTC USN (ret)
1/25/55 to 4/57
Photo collection


CVA 20
Returning to Brooklyn
1955


My First
Whirly Bird Ride
1955


Underway
to Cape Horn
September 1955


JET BLAST
July
01, 1955


JET BLAST
July
15, 1955


JET BLAST
September
23, 1955


JET BLAST
October
15, 1955


JET BLAST
December
14, 1955


JET BLAST
December
25, 1955


San Diago
After Cape Horn
October 1955


COLOR PHOTO
and patch
CVA-20
1955


COLOR PHOTO
CVA-20
1955


U.S. Navy Photo
1955


BENNINGTON
CVA 20
ORIGINAL
11x14 PHOTO
Aug 8, 1956


VA 42's AD3's
in formation
1956


NAVY LOG
1956-1957


GRUMMAN
F9F COUGAR
(~1956-1959)


LEAVING PEARL
1956


BENNINGTON
CVA 20
ORIGINAL
COLOR PHOTO


F9F COUGAR
IN FLIGHT
LANDING
ON DECK
TOUCH AND GO
3 Oct 1956
23 May 1957


FJ3'S
Flight Quarters
IN FLIGHT
ON DECK
3 Oct 1956
23 May 1957


JET BLAST
January
23, 1956


JET BLAST
February
14, 1956


JET BLAST
March
23, 1956


JET BLAST
July
20, 1956


JET BLAST
September
21, 1956


JET BLAST
October
10, 1956


AJ3 LANDING
3 Oct 1956
23 May 1957


USS Bennington
CVA-20
3 Oct 1956
23 May 1957


REFUELING
AT SEA
3 Oct 1956
23 May 1957


JET BLAST
February
1, 1957


JET BLAST
February
16, 1957


CROSSING
THE LINE
April
24, 1957


JET BLAST
April
26, 1957


JET BLAST
May
21, 1957


JET BLAST
June
1957


BENNINGTON
DOWN UNDER
1957


CVA-20
Cruise Letter of
1956-57 Cruise


BENNINGTON
SALUTE TO
USS ARIZONA
May 31, 1958


USS BENNINGTON
CVA-20
June 13, 1958


USS BENNINGTON
CVA-20
July 1958
Victoria, BC


Leaving Hawaii
September 15, 1958


FJ-4 VMF 232
On Catapult
September 1958


BIG WAVES
OVER THE
CVA-20 BOW
1958


BENNINGTON
Baseball Team
May 9, 1959


SAN DIEGO
June 24, 1959
Crew Spells
JOHN PAUL JONES
On Flight Deck



CVA-20
Jun. 30, 1959
CVS-20


AWAKS Launch
July 8, 1959
Starboard Cat


LABOR DAY
SEPT. 7, 1959
SAN DIEGO
BROADWAY PIER
-1


LABOR DAY
SEPT. 7, 1959
SAN DIEGO
BROADWAY PIER
-2


Dependent's Cruise
Out of San Diego
1960


USS BENNINGTON
CVS-20
1960-61 Cruise


BENNINGTON
FAR EAST CRUISE
1960


HELO LAUNCH
FAR EAST CRUISE
1960


Chuck Hansen Photos
FAR EAST CRUISE
1960


A DIVISION
FAR EAST CRUISE
1960


1961
SAN DIEGO
APPROACH
BROADWAY PIER


Bennington
at Ford Island
shows a rainbow
1962


Gary R. Kauth
1958-1962
Some Photos


S2F Fly Over
S2F On Deck
1962


-AD5 On Deck
-Marine Helo Departing
-Sunrise At Sea
-1962


E-Div
AO Gang
1962 Cruise


E-Div
Electric Shop Gang
1962 Cruise


E-Div
IC Gang
1962 Cruise


What Is It?
Where Would
It Be Found?


Huk Ster
May 1962


Huk Ster
October 1962


E-Div
Lighting Gang
1962 Cruise


E-Div
Power Shop Gang
1962 Cruise


Huk Ster
March 1963


SEAFAIR
SEATTLE WA
AUGUST 1963


SEAFAIR
SEATTLE WA
AUGUST 1963


Auke Bay
Juneau Alaska
August 1963


JFK Memoral services
25 Nov 1963


Huk Ster
November 1963


Bennington Patch
Far East Cruise
1964


USS Bennington
Post Card
~1964


Huk Ster
February 1964


Family Grams
1964


Huk Ster
March 1964


Huk Ster
April 1964


BENNINGTON BOW SHOT
14 JULY 1964


RUSSIAN BADGER
FLY BY
1964


HS-8
RECOVERY
and on deck
1964


RUSSIAN MAY
FLY BY
1964


BENNINGTON Refueling
USS Mispillion
(AO-105)
USS Alfred A. Cunningham
(DD-752)


Willy Fudd
probably VAW-11
1964


Huk Ster
June 1964


Huk Ster
July 1964


Huk Ster
August 1964


WestPac
Hong Kong
Information
1964


HAVE CAMERA
WILL TRAVEL
Huk Ster
August 1964


HELASRON EIGHT
Officers
1964


VA 125
Jan 1965


USS Bennington
passing the
Arizona Memorial
1965


Family Grams
1965


CVS-20 - PROP ALLEY
1965


BENNINGTON'S GAS STATION
1965


(COD) Carrier Onboard Delivery
1965


XC-142A TESTED
ON BENNINGTON
18 May 1966


SKYRAIDER A1-E
May 1966


BENNINGTON GIRLS
May 1966


C. Van Epen
Gun Boat Bennington
Crew Member
June 3 1966


Take The Oath
1966


Same film
different day!
1966


Target Practice
1966


Girl Scouts Visit
Bennington in drydock
1966


From Bottom
Bennington in drydock
1966


5 Essex Carriers
Long Beach
Aug 2, 1966


New Ships Store
1966


VS-33 VS-38
November 1966


December 1966
Bennington
in route
West Pac


Joey Heatherton
December 1966


Bob Hope Show
On Bennington
December 1966 A


Bob Hope Show
On Bennington
December 1966 B


Bob Hope Show
On Bennington
December 1966 C


Bob Hope Show
On Bennington
December 1966 D


Bob Hope Show
On Bennington
December 1966 E


Gerald Hampton
kissing Miss World
Dec. 26, 1966


28 Feb 1967
Orders For Sydney


March 1967
Henry Fonda
Captain Graffy
Chat


March 1967
Henry Fonda
Meets Crew


23 April 1967
bound for Sydney
Crossed Equator


John H. Howe IC2
Pollywog to Shellback
23 April 1967


Robert J Doyle
1966-67
WestPac Cruise


29 April 1967
GDAY SYDNEY


April 1967
Bennington Arrives
in Sydney Harbor


Bennington in Australia
May 1967


Bennington Leaves Australia
May 1967


Gerald A. Hampton
YN3 - Slides #1
1967


Gerald A. Hampton
YN3 - Slides #2
1967


Wilson McDuffie
X Division
1964-68


9 Nov 1967
Bennington
recovery of
Apollo 4 - NASA


ROARING 20
1967 November


CVS-20
Off California
25 Nov 1967


ROARING 20
February 1968


BENNINGTON
AT PEARL HARBOR
7 MAY 1968
Pearl Harbor Memorial


BENNINGTON
AT SEA
14 May 1968


BENNINGTON
AT PEARL HARBOR
20 May 1968


BENNINGTON
LEAVING PEARL HARBOR
MAY 1968


1968
Gary Crosby
Bob Dornan
visit Crewmen


1968
Gary Crosby
Bob Dornan
Pictures
with Crewmen


ROARING 20
July 1968


HS-8 RESCUE (August 1968
training exercise
off San Diego)


Long Beach Carrier
Hunts Vainly
For Subs
17 October 1968


BENNINGTON
AIRCRAFT
(CVS-20)
S2E from VS-33
October 1968


S-2E #152808
NT-31 VS-33
27 October 1968


E-1B #147238
RR-761 VAW-111
Det. 20
27 October 1968


ROARING 20
December 1968


ROARING 20
January 1969


ROARING 20
March 1969


ROARING 20
May 1969


ROARING 20
June 1969


ROARING 20
July 1969


11 Jul 1969
BENNINGTON's
Dependents Day
Cruise


BENNINGTON'S
LAST
POWERED VOYAGE
A
10 October 1969


BENNINGTON'S
LAST
POWERED VOYAGE
B
10 October 1969


BENNINGTON'S
LAST CALL TO
FLIGHT DECK
FOR
PORT ARRIVAL
A
10 October 1969


BENNINGTON'S
LAST CALL TO
FLIGHT DECK
FOR
PORT ARRIVAL
B
10 October 1969


THE LAST
POWERED DOCKING
OF
THE PROUD LADY
10 October 1969
A


THE LAST
POWERED DOCKING
OF
THE PROUD LADY
10 October 1969
B


December 5, 1971
Press Enterprise
Mothball Fleet
Provided by
Jacob A Mory


USS BENNINGTON
May 1991
Bremerton, Wa


USS BENNINGTON
INACTIVE
SHIP
MAINTENANCE
FACILITY
Bremerton, Wa
May 26, 1992


THE USS BENNINGTON SHIPS BELL 1993

MORE USS BENNINGTON SHIPS BELL 1993


USS BENNINGTON
ARIVES AT
PORT ANGELES,
WASHINGTON
Sept 1994


SOME of the last pictures ever
taken of the
Bennington
Nov-Dec 1994



MICKEY'S - PENSACOLA REUNION - 1997

F-18 IN TRANSONIC FLIGHT

NO WING F15

State Of
New York
Senate
Legislative Resolution
February 26, 2008





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