Reprise of a presentation by Ben Huntley, RADM Sam Cox, and Jeff Mini at the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) reunion July 6-9, 2023 in Benicia, California.
At age 12, Sam Leiger created this video as a National History Day project, honoring the history of USS Indianapolis (CA-35). In 2019, Sam then attended the Indianapolis Reunion to interview survivors and lost-at-sea families. His National History Day project Sam went on to win awards in Kentucky and in Washington DC. We thank Sam for his efforts to honor the final sailing crew of Indianapolis.
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USS INDIANAPOLIS: THE LEGACY
DOCUMENTARY AVAILABLE TO SCREEN FOR EDUCATIONAL USE
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Documentary, 2016. Run Time 98 min.
The story of the greatest sea disaster in U.S. Navy History, told for the first time by only the men who lived it. In the most top secret Navy mission of World War II, the crew of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis delivers components of the atomic bomb to Tinian island. Four days later, two Japanese torpedoes sink the ship in the Challenger Deep, triggering an epic tale of survival. For 5 days.
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