This was once my life and I am very proud of it. VP40 was the second patrol squadron I was attached to during my 20-year career. This picture was taken for Public Relations at Navel Air Station Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California. This is a Lockhead P3c as distinguished by the hols in the belly aft of the wings. This is where preloaded Sonar Bouys are loaded. During my time back in the 60’s and 70’s we were flying the P3b models. You can tell a B model because there are no rows of holes in the belly but a door that would open as we lowered the Sonar Bouy Rack and loaded it from inside the aircraft. That was my job as the Crew Ordnanceman.

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