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From: "SilverWolf" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Navy WWII, CASU 52, on Iwo Jima
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 13:23:12 -0500
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It stands for Carrier Service Unit (CArrier Service Unit)
Here's a good site for Navy terms:
http://www.vpnavy.com/vpnavy_glossary.html
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fleta" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 10:49 AM
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Navy WWII, CASU 52, on Iwo Jima


> My father was an Avaition Electrician's Mate [Aircraft Macanic] in the
Navy
> in WWII from Nov. 1942-Nov. 1945. He served on Iwo Jima in CASU 52 of the
> Navy, attached to the 5th Marine Division. Does anyone know what CASU
stood
> for?
>
> I have a picture of Daddy and his Navy unit [It shoule be CASU 52] in
front
> of their Radio Radar & Electrical Shop, according to the sign on the
> building that looks like a quanson hut. There are about 40 to 50 sailors
in
> the picture. He trained at Twenty-Nine Palms in CA, before shipping out
for
> Iwo Jima. I don't know if the picture is on Iwo or at Twenty-Nine Palms.
> If anyone has someone they think could be in this unit and in the picture,
> you can take a look at it here.
>
> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~powell/powell/casu52.html
>
> Thanks,
> Fleta
>


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