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Current version is 1.2.3

Cool stuff since last time …

The last two weeks have been very busy, bumping the website's version up to 1.2.

We began developing the Recollections page, which is dedicated to interviews of Elmore's crew members. We found an excellent video interview conducted for the Veterans History Center of Lt. Robert Auchmutey Jr in 2004. There is also a transcript of the video available if you would prefer to read the interview. It is incredibly interesting.

The Survivors page finally has a biography of one of our three known survivors, Walter Hite, who just turned 93 this summer.

Much of the work centered on developing the Shipboard page. The idea is to highlight when Elmore was there at some important events in history. If you are familiar with the HBO miniseries, The Pacific, then you will discover how Elmore fits in. The events of General MacArthur's historical return to the Philippines has a very clear tie to Elmore, as does a USO tour by Bob Hope to the Pacific island of Espiritu Santo.

In the process of doing historical research, we discovered that one of the photos taken of Elmore and stored at the Naval History and Heritage Command Center has an error in the date of Elmore's visit to Pavuvu. We can conclusively show that there were only two days that the photo could have been taken and that was a month before the notation on the photo. This information will be presented to the NHHCC in order to seek a correction. Wow! We've just fixed a piece of the historical record, amazing and humbling at the same time.

Click on the button below to see the record as it currently exists. It has not yet been corrected.

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