Capt. Jack N. Durio Collection


Mrs. Marion Carter Durio; 2003 & 2008


8 cu ft


Plaques; photos; jacket; uniform buttons; tie clips; hats; slides; clippings; photos; newspapers; sea chart; wall hangings; box of letters to Capt. Durio’s first wife, Bette, in 1962; flight logs of Capt. Jack Numa Durio.


Capt. Jack N. Durio, was born in El Paso, TX, on June 18, 1921. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was assigned to a dive bombing squadron on the USS Independence. During World War II, Jack served on the Japanese front and was awarded the Navy Cross, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, two Presidential Unit Citations, and additional service medals. His duties also took him through the Korea and Vietnam Wars, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.

After retiring, Jack was a member of the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, the local chapter of the Retired Officers Association, and the Oral History Club. He passed away in Houston, TX, on March 24, 2002.



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