Caption   Typhoon damage carrier USS Bennington (0:00-1:38) and aircraft launching over the stern from typhoon damaged USS Hornet (Essex-class; 1:38-3:17), 6 Jun 1945. ww2dbase
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F6F Hellcat   Main article  Photos  
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Bennington   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 6 Jun 1945
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 29 Apr 2020
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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
29 Apr 2020 09:04:01 PM

Both Hornet and Bennington had their flight decks damaged in a typhoon southeast of Japan 5 Jun 1945. The first part of this video shows damage to the Bennington with one plane taking off over the bow. The rest of the video shows Fighting Squadron VF-11 ‘Sundowners’ F6F Hellcats launching over Hornet’s stern as the ship steamed in reverse at 18.5 knots. This was the only operational use of this capability even though it was built into the specifications for the Essex-class.

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