Photo #: USN 1052379
"Beyond the Peaceful Sunset, A Shooting War"
Sunset scene on board USS Bennington (CVS-20), operating with the Seventh Fleet near South Viet Nam, 16 December 1960, during the Laotian Crisis. View looks forward on the flight deck, past parked S2F "Tracker" anti-submarine aircraft.
Other units deployed near South Viet Nam at that time included the attack carrier USS Lexington (CVA-16), several destroyers and a three-ship amphibious force carrying 1400 Marines.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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2 April 2001