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Deployments of USS BENNINGTON:

Note:
During deployments a VRC (Fleet Tactical Support Squadron) detachment provides carrier-on-board delivery and is embarked aboard the carrier but is no real part of the Air Wing. These detachments are not listed below.

Date of DepartureDate of ReturnCruise BookCVWSquadrons (Aircraft)Tail codeArea of OperationsBattle GroupOperations/ExercisesPorts of Call
September 16, 1953February 21, 1954
  

CAG-7VF-71
VF-72 (F9F-5)
VF-74 (F4U-4)
VA-75 (AD-4)
VC-4 Det.
VC-12 Det.
VC-33 Det.
VC-62 Det.
HU-2 Det.
LNorthern Atlantic
Mediterranean
 Operation MarinerPalermo, Sicily, Italy
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
Phaleron Bay, Greece
Genoa, Italy
Cannes, France
Marseilles, France
Naples, Italy
La Spezia, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy
Gibraltar
October 31, 1955April 16, 1956 ATG-201VA-36 (F9F-5)
VF-13 (F9F-8)
VA-105 (AD-6)
VC-61 Det.
VC-11 Det.
HU-1 Det.
JWestern Pacific  
October 15, 1956May 22, 1957
  

ATG-181VF-41 (F2H-3)
VF-21 (FJ-3)
VA-42 (AD-6)
VF-174 (F9F-8)
VAH-6 (AJ-2)
VFP-62 Det. (F9F-8P)
VA(AW)-33 Det.
VAW-12 Det. (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det.
IWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Hong Kong
Sasebo, Japan
Kobe, Japan
August 21, 1958January 12, 1959
  

ATG-4VF-111 (FJ-3)
VA-152 (F2H-3)
VA-215 (AD-6)
VA-55 (FJ-4B)
VFP-61 Det. K
VA(AW)-35 Det. K (AD-5N)
VAW-11 Det. K (AD-5W)
HU-1 Det. 14
NDWestern Pacific  Pearl Harbor, Hi.
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
October 1, 1960May 2, 1961 CVSG-59VS-33 (S2F)
VS-38 (S2F)
HS-8 (HSS-1N)
VAW-11 Det. Q (AD-5W)
NTWestern Pacific   
January 7, 1962July 25, 1962 CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2)
VS-38 (S-2)
HS-8 (SH-34J)
VAW-11 Det. Q (EA-1E)
NTWestern Pacific   
June 19631963 CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (EA-1E)
NTWestern Pacific   
February 20, 1964August 11, 1964 CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (EA-1E)
VA-93 Det. Q (A-4B)
HU-1 Det. Q (UH-2A)
NTWestern Pacific   
March 22, 1965October 7, 1965 CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (E-1B)
VA-113 Det. Q (A-4B)
NTWestern Pacific
Vietnam
   
November 4, 1966May 23, 1967 CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-11 Det. Q (E-1B)
NTWestern Pacific
Vietnam
  Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, Philippines
Hong Kong
Sasebo, Japan
May 1, 1968November 9, 1968 CVSG-59VS-33 (S-2E)
VS-38 (S-2E)
HS-8 (SH-3A)
VAW-111 Det. 20 (E-1B)
NTWestern Pacific
Vietnam
  Yokosuka, Japan
Sasebo, Japan
Singapore
Hong Kong
Subic Bay, Philippines




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