Periscope Views - The Picture Story of Submarine Squadron 6, June 1953-June 1954. 1954 Albert Love Enterprises 9” X 12” illustrated 208 page hardcover. Illustrated with hundreds of black and white photos of submarines and their crews. Bright silver lettering and decoration, although some on the spine has rubbed off. Light abrasion to front cover. Moderate cover edge wear with bumping to cover tips. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FD24a
"The mission of submarines in time of peace is the preparation of material and personnel for operations in war. The devastating effectiveness of our submarines during world war two is a source of pride to all submariners equal to that to be found in any single branch of the U.S. armed forces. It is their intent to maintain that infective miss continuously and thus to guard jealously the reputation.
Submarines are now, and we’ll be, engaged in an extensive program of training both ashore and afloat, making extended cruises to further diplomatic relations in foreign ports in stationing themselves in outlying posts to represent and to protect U.S. interests.
This publication depicts the organizations and men of one mobile arm of today’s U.S. submarine force – Submarine Squadron Six. It is to those men that this publication is dedicated." from the introduction to this book.
The Commander of Submarine Squadron Six was Captain John S. McCain, Jr. There is a one page profile of him. One of his children was: "John Sidney (who recently passed his exam for entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy)". John Sidney would go on to be a prisoner of war hero in the Viet Nam War, long time Senator from Arizona, and candidate for President for the Republican Party in the year 2000. He would save health care for millions of people with a simple 'thumbs down' motion.
The future Senator recieved only that brief mention. The Commander would go on to be a four star Admiral who, "During the Vietnam War, McCain was Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater from 1968 to 1972." - Wikipedia