Damage from Typhoon Connie to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington as seen after the shipâ€™s arrival in San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, 12 Jun 1945. Photo 3 of 3.
As seen from the repair ship USS Ajax, repairs underway to the forward flight deck of USS Bennington following damage during Typhoon Connie, San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines, mid-Jul 1945.
USS Bennington alongside Ford Island at Berth F-2 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 23 Jan 1946. Note her freshly painted peacetime white deck markings and camouflage paint on some of the Ford Island buildings.
USS Bennington underway in the Atlantic with jet aircraft on deck, 1954 after her first modernization. Note the removal of the four 5-inch gun turrets and the addition of 40mm gun tubs, most notably on the bow.
USS Saint Paul, USS Bennington, and another carrier at the First Fleet Review, Long Beach Harbor, California, United States, 14 Sep 1956
USS Bennington in her final configuration leaving San Diego, California in the late 1950s. Note the enclosed hurricane bow, the absence of most anti-aircraft guns, and the angled flight deck.
Crew of the USS Bennington honoring the sunken USS Arizona as she passes in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 31 May 1958. Note that Bennington now has an angled flight deck and a starboard side deck edge aircraft elevator.
USS Bennington recovering the Apollo 4 capsule in the Central Pacific, 9 Nov 1967.
"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."
Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal
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