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WWII Veteran Gene Durham Takes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Who wouldn’t want to be aboard a yacht, floating in the waters of Hawaii, escaping the December weather of Missouri? Sounds like a perfect vacation, but for the crew members of Gene Durham’s future ship, it was a nightmare. The yacht, Elvida arrived in Hawaii on December 5, 1941. The newly commissioned YP-109 submarine chaser […]