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One Living Survivor

Check out some highlights from our last, in-person reunion.  And make sure to CLICK HERE, where you can see all of the official photos from the event, taken by USS Indianapolis Honorary Survivor Andrew Fritzinger.

Harold John Bray, Jr., Seaman 2C

1,195 men sailed, 316 survived.  

We’re so glad you’ve dropped by to learn more about…

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “ship of state”

  • Admiral Spruance’s 5th Fleet flagship in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II

  • Recipient of ten Battle Stars and Navy Unit Commendation…the legendary heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35).

On July 30, 1945, a Japanese submarine struck Indy with two torpedoes, triggering the worst sea disaster in the history of the United States Navy—and a story of heroism and sacrifice that still captivates millions. ​Legacy’s mission is to keep Indy’s history alive and to share it with future generations. Our programs include projects that directly serve Indy families, and we also offer education and outreach programs for schools, libraries, veterans’ groups, service organizations, museums, and media. We encourage you to check out the video above to learn more about USS Indianapolis; rich history and her legacy.

Do you have a loved one who was on the ship? We need your help to collect info regarding Indianapolis & her crew. Click Here!

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Voices of the Lost at Sea

A TRIBUTE TO THOSE KILLED IN THE SINKING OF  USS INDIANAPOLIS - July 30, 1945
 

When USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese on July 30, 1945, the voices of 879 crew were silenced forever.  Today their voices are heard as family members and friends honor their ultimate sacrifice.

 

Credits:
Earl Henry, Jr., Son of Lt. Commander Earl Henry, Sr., Ship’s Dentist, Lost at Sea

Marilyn Henry, Daughter-in-law of Lt. Commander Earl Henry, Sr.

Cindy Wilson, Niece of William George Stier, S1, Lost at Sea
Ray Wilson, Nephew-in-law of William George Stier, S1, Lost at Sea
Rachael Moore, Granddaughter of Felton J. Outland, S1, Survivor