USS BENNINGTON



Lt. John Edward Pritchett 1953

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John Pritchett wrote:

Hey, Lonnie.
Thank you for your interest; I donít expect you to use all of the pictures.
I have finally scanned the pictures that my father took while on NATO Operation Mariner in Sept. of 1953
while aboard The Bennington and the details and pictures of his rescue of Ensign Dickey who crashed his
F2H-3 jet on landing on the Bennington and his pictures of the 1953/54 Mediterranean cruise of The Bennington.
There are many pictures taken aboard The Wisconsin as The Wisconsin escorted the fleet on its way to England.

Feel free to select the ones you wish to publish on your web site and
give any credit you wish to then Lt. John Edward Pritchett.
He retired from the USNR at Grosse Ile, Mich. as a CMDR.




Thanks to
John H. Pritchett
Son of
John Edward Pritchett
for providing these photos.




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Ensign Dickey crash of F2H-3 on Bennington landing attempt September 22, 1953

01-Crash_of_F2H-3-1
Crash of F2H-3 #1
02-Crash_of_F2H-3-2
Crash of F2H-3 #2
03-Crash_of_F2H-3-3
Crash of F2H-3 #3
04-#46_rescues_F2H-3_pilot
#46 rescues pilot

05-Rescue_commendation
Rescue_Commendation_Letter





1953/54 Mediterranean Cruise Photos, No Particular Order

#46 Aboard USS Macon
#46 Aboard USS Macon
#48 on Board
#48 on Board
#132 USS Macon in port
#132 USS Macon in port
#134 USS Des Moines
#134 USS Des Moines


Acropolis_1_Athens_Greece
Acropolis_1
Athens_Greece
Acropolis_2_Athens_Greece
Acropolis_2 Athens_Greece
Acropolis_3_Athens_Greece
Acropolis_3 Athens_Greece
Approaching_Lisbon_Portugal
Approaching Lisbon_Portugal


Athens_Aerial
Athens Aerial
Athens_Coliseum_Greece
Athens Coliseum Greece
Band_Prob_on_Macon
Band Probably
on Macon
Blindfolded_Boxing_on_Macon
Blindfolded
Boxing on Macon


Boxing_on_Macon_1
Boxing on Macon 1
Boxing_on_Macon_2
Boxing on Macon 2
Carrier_Landing1
Carrier Landing 1
Cat
Cat


Changing_of_the_Guard_1953
Changing of the Guard 1953
Christmas_1953_in_Milan_Italy
Christmas 1953
in Milan Italy
Church_on_Wisconsin
Church on Wisconsin
Duomo_Cathedral_Milan_ Italy_Christmas_1953
Duomo Cathedral
Milan Italy
Christmas 1953


English_Coast_from_cockpit_of_Heli_46
English Coast from cockpit of Heli #46
Fatima_Portugal
Fatima Portugal
Greek_Amphitheatre
Greek Amphitheatre
Greek_Arrival
Greek Arrival


Greek_Landscape
Greek Landscape
Heli_64
Heli #64
Into_the_wind
Into the wind
JEP_and_3_unknown_men_at_Eiffel_Tower_1953
John E Pritchett
and 3 unknown men
at Eiffel Tower 1953


JEP_and_two_unknowns_location_ unknown
John E Pritchett
and 2 unknowns
location unknown
JEP_at_St_Peters_Basilica_Rome
John E Pritchett
at St Peters
Basilica Rome
JEP_Statue1
John E Pritchett
Statue 1
Landing_aboard_Carrier1
Landing aboard Carrier 1


Landing_aboard_Carrier2
Landing aboard Carrier 2
Landing_aboard_Carrier3
Landing aboard Carrier 3
Lisbon_Street_Scene
Lisbon Street
Scene 1
Lisbon_Street_Scene2
Lisbon Street
Scene 2


Macon_in_Port
Macon in Port
Macon_in_port_at_Palermo
Macon in port
at Palermo
Maneuvers1
Maneuvers 1
Maneuvers2
Maneuvers 2







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