CASU7 detachment

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    William Gale Yates, WWII

    1. CorvetteK225 89 months ago | reply

      My Grandfather was also in CASU-7. He is not in the photo and must have been in another detachment. With the Pine trees just visible over the aircraft's right wing. I would assume that the photo was taken at Sand Point Naval Air Station. I know that CASU-7 was split up leaving parts of the unit there while the rest left for the Pacific (I believe in support of Okinawa). Do you have any other photos or info that you would be willing to share? I would greatly appreciate it.

      Dave

    2. webduckie 89 months ago | reply

      Hi Dave,
      I have found it very frustrating to find any mention or photos of my dad's CASU units. I looked at my dad's memory book today and going by the date, this picture was taken at Quillayute NAS. The trees in the background are Douglas Firs. Dad's book says he "reported to Sand Point 25 Feb 1944. The next entry says "06 March 1944 transferred to Quillayute CASU7". Then this pinpoints the location of the picture in my mind..

    3. CorvetteK225 89 months ago | reply

      I have a pdf document on the CASU structure and purpose that was recently sent to me by one of the Navy museums. Look in your Flickr mail for my personal email. Contact me with yours and I can forward it to you. :-)

      Dave

    4. megmoore1 86 months ago | reply

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    5. Plant-5 71 months ago | reply

      Hi Carol W,
      Any reference to William Voorhest, my father, in your Dad's memory book? He was in CASU 7. I know that he was stationed at Quillayute NAS in late 1944. I do have a very large file of snaps taken at a pretty wild CASU 7 party on 12/13/43 at the Jungle Inn on Aurora Ave., in Seattle. Your Dad may be in there somewhere.
      Thanks, Bill

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