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USS BENNINGTON

SHIP'S STORE


CRUISE BOOKS ON CD ROM

These Disks Are Made To Run On A Computer
Book Covers are shown for reference, paper book is not included

HELP FOR
CRUISE BOOKS ON CD-ROM


Every effort has been made to get the best possible copy of the original source without causing damage to it.

 
There are 68 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.
The book includes a roster of all crew members aboard.

The CD includes images in a jpg format of every page of the World War II cruise book.

As a bonus, there is a folder on the CD with images of the commissioning program and several photos provided by Lowell Love, CV-20 photographer taken during the WWII cruise.

It also includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format in three parts.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format files.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS Bennington CV-20
WORLD WAR II
Cruise Book

CV20 WWII   CV20 WWII
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$10.00 Plus Postage




Thanks to Don Fitzgerald
for giving the book to
Bill Copeland
Maynard, Massachusetts
who provided the book
and
Lonnie Whittaker
Boulder, Montana for scanning it



USS BENNINGTON CVA-20
1952 RECOMMISSION - SHAKEDOWN CRUISE
Recommissioned for Service Bennington
Undergoes Eleven Weeks of
Intensive Shakedown Training

1953 RECOMMISSION SHAKEDOWN CRUISE   1953 RECOMMISSION SHAKEDOWN CRUISE
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$10.00 Plus Postage



Thanks to Graham Casserly
Fairfax,VA.
for providing the book,
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it


 

There are 104 Pages, Cover To Cover, 96 printed, in this book.

The CD includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1953 Shakedown Cruise book.

It also includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0 to install on your system to view the PDF format files.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227
 

There are 134 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

The CD includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1953-1954 Mediterranean cruise book.

It also includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format in four parts.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0 to install on your system to view the PDF format files.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the CD.

A second CD containing the Crew Roster
sorted by State, then City, then name, is included.
This CD has 210 pages and is
to be included with the Med Cruise CD.


You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON CVA-20
1953-54 Med Cruise
2 CD Set

MED CRUISE   MED CRUISE
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage
with Crew Roster
for both CDs


Thanks to Darrell Baker, Anaconda, Montana for providing the book and crew roster
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it



USS BENNINGTON CVA-20
1955-56 Cruise Book

1955-56 Cruise Book   1955-56 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$10.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to George O. Clarke, Jr. EN-1 Ret.
North Tonawanda, New York for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it







There are 136 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.
A record in words and pictures of the a Far East cruise from October, 1955, through April, 1956, of the USS Bennington CVA-20.

The CD set includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1955-56 Cruise Book.

It also includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The CD set includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227





A record in words and pictures of the a Far East cruise from October, 1956, through May, 1957, of the USS Bennington CVA-20.
400 black & white and color photographs.
There are 228 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

The first CD includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1956-57 Cruise Book.

The second includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The second CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also be included on the first CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON CVA-20
1956-57 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1956-57 Cruise Book   1956-57 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to John William (Bill) Paisley
Athens, Tennessee for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it



USS BENNINGTON CVA-20
July 1957 - July 1958 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1957-58 Cruise Book   1957-58 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Terry Lynch, Maple Valley, WA. for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker,
Boulder, Montana for scanning it


 

There are 108 Pages, Cover To Cover, 100 printed, in this book.

The ship did not travel far and wide during this period.
However, operating in the coastal waters off Southern California the Bennington trained and qualified more men and pilots in a year's time than any other carrier in the Pacific Fleet.
This book covers her time in the shipyeard for updates, her shakedown cruise, refresher training and the final test called an Operational Readiness Inspection.

CD 1 includes images in a jpg format of every page of the July 1957 to July 1958 Cruise book.
There is also a bonus folder with 203 jpg images from all years.
A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images
is also included on CD 1.

CD 2 includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.
There is also a folder with Bennington Screensavers
for CV 20, CVA 20, CVS 20 and all years.
CD 2 includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0 to install on your system to view the PDF format files.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227





USS Bennington CVA-20 Cruise Book from July 1958-January 1959.
There are 300 printed pages in this book, 308 pages cover to cover.
Cruise started in Victoria, then traveled to Everett (WA), Alameda, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Yokosuka, Subic Bay, Hong Kong and then home.
Fantastic photos and narrative of the cruise and the places visited.

The CD set includes one CD with images in a jpg format of every page of the 1958-59 Cruise Book.

It will also include one CD with the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The PDF CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the image CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON CVA-20
1958-59 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1958-59 Cruise Book   1958-59 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Gary L. Pinhero, San Diego, CA. for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it



USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1960-61 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1960-61 Cruise Book   1960-61 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Randy Willig RD-2, West Linn, Oregon for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it


 

There are 280 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

To have a high quality presentation two CD-ROMs were required.
The set includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1960-61 Cruise Book.

They also include the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The set includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also be included on the JPG CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



There are 333 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

To have a high quality presentation two CD-ROMs were required.
The set includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1962 Cruise Book.

They also include the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The set includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also be included on the JPG CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1962 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1962 Cruise Book   1962 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Randy Willig RD-2, West Linn, Oregon for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning it



USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1964 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1964 Cruise Book   1964 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Lonnie Whittaker,
Boulder, Montana for scanning it


 

There are 192 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

To have a high quality presentation two CD-ROMs were required.
The set includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1964 Cruise Book.

They also include the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The set includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also be included on the JPG CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



There are 208 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

To have a high quality presentation two CD-ROMs were required.
The set includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1965 Cruise Book.

They also include the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The set includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also be included on the JPG CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1965 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1965 Cruise Book   1965 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Lonnie Whittaker,
Boulder, Montana for scanning it



USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1966-67 Cruise Book
2 CD Set

1966-67 Cruise Book   1966-67 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Lonnie Whittaker,
Boulder, Montana for scanning it





There are 224 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

To have a high quality presentation two CD-ROMs were required.
The set includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1966-67 Cruise Book.

They also include the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The set includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader v5.0
(& v4.05 for Windows 95 users) to install on your system to view the PDF format file.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also be included on the JPG CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227
 

There are 264 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this set.
To have a high quality presentation two CD-ROMs were required.


The set includes images of the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a JPG format of every page of the 1968 Cruise Book on one CD.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the CD.



The set also includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format on the other CD.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader
v4.04 (Windows 95) and v5.01 (Windows 98 & up) to install on your system to view the PDF format files.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227


USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1968 Cruise Book
2 CD set

1968 Cruise Book   1968 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$15.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Chuck Hughes, La Canada, California for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning them



USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
1969 Cruise Book
Silver Anniversary
The Last Year

1969 Cruise Book   1969 Cruise Book
^ Book Cover shown for referance

$10.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Chuck Hughes, La Canada, California for providing the Book
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning them


 

There are 199 Pages, Cover To Cover, in this book.

The CD includes images in a jpg format of every page of the 1969 Cruise Book - The Last Year.

It also includes the entire cruise book, cover to cover, in a PDF format.
The PDF format is a more pleasant way to view the cruise book.

The CD includes the Adobe Acrobat Reader
v4.04 (Windows 95) and v5.01 (Windows 98 & up) to install on your system to view the PDF format files.

A very powerful image viewer for viewing the images is also included on the CD.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227
 
See images of operations of the USS Bennington during the years of 1966 thru 1968.
There are 89 pictures in this set.

These images have been scanned from pictures recovered from the photo lab aboard the Bennington during its voyage to Bremerton, Washington. They are very high in resolution and detail. Each photo has a number and the date it was taken. Many have additional information of the subject.

A very powerful image viewer is also included on the CD.

The pictures are also set in a slideshow on the CD for your viewing enjoyment.
You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
The Final Years 1966-1968

The Final Years 1966-1968

$10.00 Plus Postage


Thanks to Chuck Hughes, La Canada, California for providing the Photos
and
Lonnie Whittaker, Boulder, Montana for scanning them


 
Please identify which CD or Set you would like,
Note the cost of the CD or set to be purchased,
and contact us to order.

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227
HELP FOR
CRUISE BOOKS ON CD-ROM





USS BENNINGTON
SHIP'S PATCHS


Ships Patches - $5.00 ea.
Plus Postage
Contact us to order at:

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON PATCH

USS BENNINGTON SHOLDER TABS (UIBs)

 
The cost is $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.
Plus Postage
You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

 
USS BENNINGTON SHOLDER TABS (UIBs)
These tabs (UIBs) are new and have never been used.
The cost is $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227










USS BENNINGTON SHIP'S LICENSE PLATE


Ships License Plate - $10.00
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227

USS BENNINGTON LICENSE PLATE










USS BENNINGTON HATS, SHIRTS, JACKETS, ETC.

Navy Blue Ball Caps
USS BENNINGTON Ball Caps
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
CV    CVA  OR  CVS



Price: $13
plus postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Youth Size T-Shirts
Youth T-Shirts
CHOCOLATE BROWN
Youth T-Shirts
PINK
MAKE SURE TO SPECIFY
PINK OR BROWN
AND YOUTH SIZES
XL    L    M  OR  S



Cost is $8.00 for each shirt
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Tan Zip-up Jacket
Jacket
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
2XL    XL    L    M  OR  S



Cost is $35.00 for each Jacket
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Gray Fleece Jacket
JacketJacket
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
2XL    XL    L    M  OR  S



Cost is $35.00 for each Jacket
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Denim Long Sleeve Shirt
Denem Shirts
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
2XL    XL    L    M  OR  S



Cost is $20.00 for each Shirt
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Gray Golf Shirt
Golf Shirts
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
2XL    XL    L    M  OR  S



Cost is $20.00 for each Shirt
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Pullover
T Shirts
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
XL    L    M  OR  S



Cost is $20.00 for each Shirt
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227



Light-weight Shirts
 Shirts
MAKE SURE
TO SPECIFY
Size
2X    XL    L    M  OR  S
and Color
White, Maroon, Light Blue, Grey, or Royal Blue



Cost is $15.00 for each Shirt
Plus Postage

You Can Order By Mail:

Allan Zerfas
4806 76th Court E.
Bradenton, FL. 34203

Or e-mail: azerfas@verizon.net

Or call: 941-756-7227









BENNINGTON MODEL


Some of you have ask if there is a
BENNINGTON "POST WWII" MODEL available.
Your answer is here:

Subject:
     Re: USS BENNINGTON CVS-20
Date:
     Mon, 5 Mar 2001 06:02:30 -0500
From:
     "Shaya Novak" - shaya@erols.com -
To:
     jkpires@uss-bennington.org
References:
     1

Funny you should ask, go here:
http://www.modelshipbuilding.com/catalogue.html


Shaya Novak
Naval Base Hobbies
The Store for The Model Ship Builder
http://www.modelshipbuilding.com


OR HERE MAYBE FOR ANOTHER SOURCE:
Motion Models Inc. Web Site.
www.motionmodels.com


Motion Models - Aircraft Carriers
www.motionmodels.com/ships/cvship.html


For the Bennington model:
Motion Models - Aircraft Carriers
http://www.motionmodels.com/ships/cv/cv20.html




OR HERE FOR ANOTHER SOURCE:
Aero-Nautique Models - Home Page:
http://www.aero-nautiquemodels.com/index.html

USS Bennington Page:
Aero-Nautique Models - Aircraft Carriers
http://www.aero-nautiquemodels.com/aircraft%20carriers%20links%20page2/uss%20bennington%20%28cv-20%29.html



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