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Dear Mr. Fry,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) that include 2 digitized file units that pertain to the Patrol Aircraft Service Units. We also located the Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 1/1/1939 - 1/1/1949 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that includes 3 digitized file units pertaining to Patrol Service Unit 1-1 from November 1942 to September 1944. These records are available online via the Catalog.
In addition, we located the series Restricted General Administrative Files, 1942 - 1944 in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) that includes the file unit [1944:] CASU, PATSU, [Carrier Aircraft Service Units and Patrol Aircraft Service Units] Etc. Next, we located the Personnel Administration Files, 1942 - 1945 in Record Group 313 that includes the file unit titled [Personnel Rosters] Patrol Aircraft Service Unit One (PATSU). For information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lastly, we searched the Navy Heritage & History Command website and located 59 files for PATSU 1-1.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Extremely helpful thank you.