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Note NOTICE: "...I am searching for info about my great-uncle Harold Eugene Gibson. He with CASU-2 and USS Independence until KIA July 26, 1945. If anyone could give me any info or just point me in the right direction, your help would be greatly appreciated. Chrysten Whaley chrysten@hotmail.com..." [28MAY2009]

Note NOTICE: "...I served with CASU-38 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii from June 1944 to September 1945. I attended Gunnery School on Main Base from June 144 to July 44 (but can find no record of that). I obtained the records for CASU-38 in 1993 and located 206 men. I started a newsletter and organized Reunions. Today there are 152 Shipmates still with us and the newsletter is still being mailed. I used every means available to track down the crew. I am still searching for Herbert Glenn Davis who went aboard the USS Shipley Bay March 24, 1945. I'm still looking for anyone interested...YOCUM, AOM3 Jerry D. jyocum@gilanet.com..." [06JUL2004]

Note NOTICE: R4D ThumbnailCameraR4D Picture "...I recently acquired an R4D-5 BUNO: 17135. History shows it was assigned at various times to: November 1944 - MAW-4, VMR-353, MAW-3, MAR Far W., MAG-15, MAG-25, VMR-153, Com Air Phil, and CASU-4, FASRON-120 November 1946, VRU-3 February 1947, VR-7 June 1947, FASRON-11 November 1947, FASRON-111 January 1948, NAS North Island, San Diego, California April 1948, Columbus June 1948, and NAS Lemoore, California 1962. It was transferred to the Naval Arctic Research Lab, Pt. Barrow, Alaska and remained there until 1977. It was converted to Civil DC-3C cargo configuration and has operated commercially ever since. I am looking for any history during these applicable periods (photo's, stories, etc.)? Thanks in advance to all who have served and this aircraft was some part of their careers...Dick Osborne raosborne@compuserve.com..." [05JUN2003]

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