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Thread: Carrier Service Unit Number One (CASU 1)

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    Greetings......In looking up CASU 31 on the internet, I came across this site. It is interesting to see that others are looking for information on CASU 31. My father, Robert W. Sanders, served with this unit in Hilo, Hawaii, from 1943 to 1945. He was a Second Class Avaition Painter serving under Commander Green. He is currently living in Oceanside, Calif. If anyone remembers serving with him, I would like to hear from you, and perhaps pass your name and contact information on to him.



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    CASU-1 Emblem design,& others

    Hello I am looking for the WW2 era emblems in photos for CASU-1,2, etc any that were WW2. If you have any that can be e mailed to me Please contact me, thank you Very Much!!!
    WeBeEmblems@aol.com

    Have recently found design for CASU-1 but still need 2,and a good close up of CASU-31 I have a small color example but it is not very good on the details,I have examples of CASU's 1,3,12,16,21,24,31,32,36,55,65,66
    any other CASU"s scans of them greatly appreciatted !!!!!
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    I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION REGARDING WWII CASU 39 AND 40. MY FATHER WAS IN THESE UNITS SOMETIME BETWEEN OCT 43 AND END OF WAR. HIS NAME WA LONNIE FOREMAN FROM TEXAS.

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    CASU info

    fdbrunner: My father, following the sinking of Yorktown CV-5, passed thru CASU-5 , North Island San Diego winding up with CASU-11 on Guadalcanal and then on to CASU-39 on Esperito Santo. I have one photo of the Guadalcanal CPO Mess with 27 individuals in front and one group photo of 58 members of CASU 11 on the 'Canal. The interest in these relatively ignored support units is suprising. Regards, Jim

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    CASU 37 during WWII

    Assuming the acronym is for Carrier Aircraft Service Unit and not CArrier Service Unit (if it's on the internet it has to be true) and not knowing any better (old tin can sailor), I am trying to find information on CASU 37. My uncle spoke little of his 1943-46 Navy career, other than he made Fireman First Class in three years and was stationed at NTTC Chicago, NAS Glenview, IL., CASU 37 (assuming this is not a typo as we cannot find inet sites), USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84) and the USS Bennington (CV-20). We know he was there sometime 1943 and/or 1944, but he is unable to convey further details on this duty station or the period of time he was stationed there, though we know it was about his fourth duty station.

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    They won't give you the Who's, but they will give you the Where's if you look at the USN Aircraft Location Reports. CASU's are listed starting with the 15 October 42 report. Look under Miscellaneous after seaplane tender locations; for example, in the 15 Oct 42 report, that's on page 3. Reports are held at Location of U.S. Naval Aircraft, World War II
    hmmm ... I wonder what this switch does ...

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    Casu 31 Hilo Hawaii

    I was stationed on CASU 31, Hilo April 1944 to Oct. 1945. My rate was AEM2/C I have pictures of groups, and planes, and some of our mates. To srehling: What was your grandfather's rate or area of work? I just found this site, live north of Houston, Tx. I have an ammo box that I had painted and stenciled by the paint dept. I have one photo that has about 85 people in front of an F6F. I have an complete 9 page roster(copy) of CASU 31 dated 8 August 1945. R. W. Sanders is on this roster, listed in the paint shop. His rate was PtrV2c I have a picture of Commander Greene and Commander Ruch. I'll be glad to hear from you. I'm new to the internet.
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    Welcome to the forum, Clarence! I'm sure alot of our members would love to see any pics you have. Try starting a thread and posting a few. Welcome aboard!!!

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    Welcome Clarence.

    Hope you do post pics and share your experiences!
    "Pilot to copilot..... what are those mountain goats doing up here in the clouds?"

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    Welcome aboard Clarence.



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    Still on the hunt... Moved and didn't to look for a while. I found a reunion group for CASU 31, but it turned out I was to late. The organizor had passed away. I felt pretty bad about calling the widow. Always on the look out though for new sources of information. I have all of the Aircraft location reports for World War II. Currently looking for a way to identify accident reports for CASU 31. I have found sites that let you search by name and by aircraft, but no one lets you search by unit...

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    In response to Mr. Allen:

    From my grandfather’s fitness evals (Walter J. Smith), he was at CASU 31 starting some time before November of 1943 and is there through May of 1944. He was an Ensign {A-V(S)} listed as the Assistant Engineering Officer. There are references to him working in the Metal shop. His fitness report is signed by CDR Greene in one instance, and CDR Murray on the other.

    For anyone else tracking this conversation: By June of 1944 he is back at CASU 1. His time at CASU 1 are from July 1942 to November 1943 and again from June 1944 to December 1944… From there he goes to US NAS Banana River Florida until November 1945 with temporary duty at NATechTraCen, Memphis, TN during that period.

    Someone from CASU 1 or CASU 31 knew him well enough to contact him for a reunion. From that conversation comes the most we know about the situation. Apparently the people having a reunion years ago tried a number of times to call him. Eventually my grandmother intervened and convinced him to talk to them. It was reported to be a short conversation. The gist of the conversation was that he had nothing to be forgiven for and he didn’t want to see or talk to any of them again.

    I still have some hope that there is someone alive who understands this story and could shed some light on it. Any information about living members of CASU 1 or CASU 31 are still greatly appreciated.

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    CASU information

    I am a member of the PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM here in Hawaii and work in hanger 79 on Ford Island .The NAS Pearl Harbor hanger is CASU-1 roots and the restoration shop is dedicated to LT.TED SHEALEY. Lots of Pictures and history in the hanger if ever out in Hawaii . ALways looking for more Info About the Hanger and persons stationed here.

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    Looking for information about C.A.S.U 22 and 33. My dad was in both of these in WWII.
    USS THETIS Bay,USS Lexington, Air Group 98, Scout Squadron 42, Bomb Squadron 16.

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    Terry
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    CASU 33

    Quote Originally Posted by srehling View Post
    CASU 33 is the big hole in time as far as we can tell. We know he was in the South Pacific. I found one person from CASU 1 that says that was out of scope for CASU 1. My guess is that CASU 33 had a section that was in the South Pacific, but I cant really prove it. References to the CASU 33 unit were limited. My grandfather was part of CASU 33 from the start, but did not stay with CASU 33 until the end of the war. I continue to post because if any of them are left a stray message such as this one might find someone some day. I believe that finding a person who knew my grandfather is the best way to get to some real facts about what happened.
    My Dad was in casu 33 probably around 1945. He is gone now so no answers.I to am still looking. Also Air Group 98, and casu 22

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