One of your AWs was a SELRES in my squadron later (and still a sim instructor now for Romeo). It was interesting to hear his stories. He also gave me the closest real-world drop I've ever had with a Torp. It's a shame I can't put the number here, but it was pretty epic.We (HSL-44) had a DET onboard SBR when it hit the mine.
"Fire shot straight up from the stack!" is what the guys in the helo on the flight deck said.