VP-23

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P-3 landing in Keflavik, Iceland
Of course, there aren't many Soviet submarines in Maine, so Tom and the boys deployed to Iceland to find some.

Tom as copilot
In a travesty of justice, Tom was initially assigned to the right seat, as a lowly copilot.

Tom as pilot
But eventually his true worth was recognized and he assumed his rightful position as Pilot In Command.

Tom searching
Here Tom scans the North Atlantic for enemy submarines.

Tom looking left
. . . and chastises his lowly copilot.

Tom in flight suit
Back in operations after a successful mission, showing the Secret Sign.

Tom in leisure suit
Occasionally, Tom assumed a disguise for secret missions into enemy territory.

Group in Amsterdam
To keep proficient, Navy pilots are required to venture off to distant lands. Here's Tom and the gang after a hard day of hunting submarines in Amsterdam over Christmas.

Crew with doorman
Unfortunately, the town closes up for two days with the exception of--of course--the red light district and van Gogh museum. So they saw the artist without an ear and naked uglies in windows, and they went for trolley rides.

Dinner in Amsterdam
But dinner was good and so was the camaraderie.

Hotel room party
Back in their room, the crew plans the next day's mission.

Tom with bottles
The Mission Commander begins the briefing.

Tom with tripod
Tom demonstrates use of surveillance equipment.

Trio of men
His crew listens attentively.

Self-defense training?
In case of capture, self-defense techniques must be perfected.

In the room
Here Tom wrestles a simulated attacker.

Tom under the wing of a P-3
Here's Tom in Rosie Roads, Puerto Rico, after a successful missile shoot.

Tom with cannon
Tom scouted enemy gun emplacements

Tom in the water
Even on his days off, Tom was hunting submarines. Everywhere.

Tom sunbathing
Here Tom has collapsed from exhaustion.

Tom on tropical beach
Even on his days off, Tom was hunting submarines. Everywhere.

Tom sunbathing
With his surveillance equipment firmly in hand.

Tom in New Jersey
Even on his days off, Tom was hunting submarines. Everywhere.

Tom sunbathing
Here Tom has collapsed from exhaustion.

Tom sunbathing
Did you like that shot, ladies? Here's another one.

Tom at car
OK, one more but that's it.

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