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FINAL CREW

MISSING PHOTOS

(*) SURVIVOR

(**) SURVIVED SINKING, BUT DIED SHORTLY AFTER

(***) PASSENGER

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We are currently working on several projects that will include photos, rare documents, and a section on the final sailing crew, including the 316 survivors and the 888 killed in action (including the 9 men killed in the Kamikaze attack in March 1945). Ultimately, we would like to include the Rescue/Recovery & Former Crew members as well). If you have photos of your loved one, your help is urgently requested.

IF THE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE IS LISTED BELOW, WE DO NOT HAVE A PHOTO FOR THEM, AND WOULD LIKE TO FIX THAT!

Modern technology provides the opportunity to share the photo with us so that it may be included in these projects, without it ever having to leave your possession. 

Simply scan your photo and send it to us by form submission HERE OR via email. Please identify your loved one in the photo and send it to us at Admin@ussindianapolis.com.  

If you have photos, but are unable to access them at this time, please let us know. We'll do what we can to work with you.

 

 

If the name of your loved one is NOT on this list, that means we already have a photo for them on file.

ADOPT A CREW MEMBER: If you would like to help us locate photos and information for any of the crew members below, please select a name below that stands out to you. Note that names highlighted in yellow, below, have been "adopted" and volunteers are actively looking for that individual, so we encourage you to pick a name that is NOT highlighted.

 

We also have a list of crew members and the city/state they were from. We have found that often times searching for members locally provides successful results in libraries, local news archives, and historical societies where their records may not be digitized and/or available online. If you would like help selecting crew members from your area in this case, please feel free to email us. And need some help getting started with your search, check out this video with some great tips and insight, presented by USS Indy family member, Tammy Rusznak. (CLICK HERE).

 

We have additional tips and print resources available under our Project 888 page. You can find those here (CLICK HERE)

The list below was updated on July 1st, 2022. Additional updates are coming soon!

ACOSTA, Charles Mack, MM3      
ADAMS, Leo Harry, S1*
ADAMS, Pat Leon, S2             
ALLEN, Paul Franklin, S1
ANDERSON, Leonard Ole, MM3    
ANDERSON. Richard Lew, F2  

ARMENTA, Lorenzo, SC2 

ARNOLD, Winston H,  MM3****   
AYOTTE, Lester James, S2    
BACKUS, Thomas Hawkins, LT. (jg)
BAKER, Daniel Albert, S2.
BAKER, William Marvin, Jr., EM2 

BALDRIDGE, Clovis Rogers, EM1*
BARNES, Willard Merlin, MM1     
BARTON, George Sydney, Y3     
BENNETT, Ernest Franklin, B3     
BENNETT, Toney Wade, ST3        
BERRY, Joseph, Jr., STM1     
BERRY, William Henry, ST3     
BIDDISON, Charles Lawrence, S1         
BLACKWELL, Fermon Malachi, SSML3

BOWMAN, Charles Edward, CTC   

BRINKER, David Allen, PFC 

BROWN, Edward Augustus, WT3

BROWN, Orlo Norman, PFC 
BUDISH, David, S2     

BURDORF, Wilbert John, COX*
BURKHARTSMEIER, Anton Tony, S1     
BURLESON, Martin Lafayette, S1

BURTON, Curtis Henry, S1* (need higher quality image)     
BUSHONG, John Richard, GM3

CALL, James Edward, RM3     
CAMP, Garrison, STM2     
CAMPANA, Paul, RDM3     
CAMPBELL, Wayland Dee, SF3

CANTRELL, Billy George, F2           
CARROLL, Gregory Krichbaum, S1     
CARROLL, Rachel Walker, COX     
CARSTENSEN, Richard, S2      

CHAMNESS, John Desel, S2* 
CHART, Joseph Gilbert, EM3     
CLARK, Eugene, CK3
    
CLEMENTS, Harold Preston, S2

CLINTON, George William, S1*     
COBB, William Lester, MOMM3
COLE, Walter Henry, CRM    
COLLINS, James, STM1     
COLVIN, Frankie Lee, SSMT2   
COOK, Floyd Edward, SF3      

COPELAND, Willard James, S2

COSTNER, Homer Jackson, COX*
COUNTRYMAN, Robert Earl, S2        
COX, Alford Edward, GM3     
CRUM, Charles Junior, S2     
CRUZ, Jose Santos, CCK      
DAVIS, Stanley Gilbert, LT (jg)     

DEZELSKE, William Bruce, MM2*    
DOSS, James Monroe, S2     
DOUCETTE, Roland Ordean, S2      

DOUGLAS, Gene Dale, F2*  
DOVE, Bessil Raymond, SKD2  
DRUMMOND, James Joseph, F2

DRYDEN, William Howard, MM1*          
DURAND, Ralph Joseph, Jr., S2     
EAKINS, Morris Bradford, F2     
EDDY, Richard Leroy, RM3      
ELLIOTT, Kenneth Albert, S1     
EMSLEY, William Joseph, S1     
ERNST, Robert Carl, F2

ETHIER, Eugene Edwin, EM3*       
EVANS, Arthur Jerome, PHM2     
EVERETT, Charles Norman, EM2         
   
FIGGINS, Harley Dean, WT2     

FIRMIN, John Alden Homer, S2    

FITTING, Johnny Wayne, GM1*     
FLEISCHAUER, Donald William, S1     
FLYNN, James Madison, Jr., S1     
FRANK, Rudolph Anthony, S2         
FRENCH, Douglas Orrin, FC3         
FRORATH, Donald Henry, S2     

GABRILLO, Juan, S2*

GALANTE, Angelo, S2*

GALBRAITH, Norman Scott, MM2*

GARDNER, Roscoe Wallace*
GARDNER, Russel Thomas, F2  

GARHART, John M., MM1c    
GIBSON, Curtis Woodrow, S2     
GIBSON, Ganola Francis, MM3     
GILBERT, Warner, Jr., S1     
GILL, Paul Edward, WT2     
GILMORE, Wilbur Albert, S2     
GISMONDI, Michael Vincent, S1      

GLENN, Jay Rollin, AMM3*
GODFREY, Marlo Roy, RM3     
GOLDEN, Curry, STM1
      
GONZALES, Ray Adam, S2          
GORECKI, Joseph Walter, SK3        
GREENE, Samuel Gile, S1
 

GREER, Bob Eugene, S2 (need higher quality image)    
GREIF, Matthias Daniel, WT3     
GRIEST, Frank David, GM3         
GRIGGS, Donald Ray, F1

GRIMES, David Elmer, S2 (need higher quality image)    
GROCH, John Thomas, MM3     
GUERRERO, John Gomez, S1     
GUYON, Harold Louis, F1     
HADUCH, John Martin, S1     
HALL, Pressie, F1     
HALLORAN, Edward George, MM3     
HAMMEN, Robert, PHOM3
HAMRICK, James Junior, S2     
HANCOCK, William Allen, GM3    

HANSON, Harley Clarence, WO*   
HARP, Charlie Hardin, S1     

HARPER, Vasco, STM1     
HARRIS, Willard Eugene, F2

HART, Fred Junior, RT2*        
HAUBRICH, Cloud David, S2     
HAUSER, Jack Isaac, SK2     
HAYLES, Felix, CK3     
HAYNES, William Alexander, S1     
HEGGIE, William Arnold, RDM3

HEINZ, Richard Anthony, HA1

HELLER, John Thomas, S2* (seeking younger photo)     
HELSCHER, Ralph John, S1     
HELT, Jack Edward, F2         
HENSLEY, Clifford, SSMB2
HERBERT, Jack Erwin, BM1          
HILL, Joe Walker, STM1     
HINES, Lionel Gordon, WT1      
HOLLAND, John Francis, Jr., PFC
HOLLINGSWORTH, Jimmie Lee, STM2  

HOOPES, Gordon Herbert, S2*    
HOPPER, Roy Lee, AMM1        
HORR, Wesley Alan, F2     
HORRIGAN, John Gerard, F1     
HOUSTON, William Howard, PHM2        
HUBBARD, Gordon Roy, PFC    
HUGHES, Lawrence Edwin, F2     
HUGHES, William Edward, SSML2     
HUMPHREY, Maynard Lee, S2     
HUNTER, Arthur Riles, Jr., QM1

HURLEY, Woodrow, GM2*       
HURT, James Edward, S2     
IGOU, Floyd, Jr., RM2     
JADLOSKI, George Kenneth, S2     
JAKUBISIN, Joseph Sylvester, S2      
JOHNSON, George Glen, S2     
JOHNSON, Sidney Bryant, S1     
JOHNSTON, Scott Albert, F2     
JONES, Jim, S2     
JONES, Kenneth Malcolm, F1
JONES, Stanley Fairwick, S2
    
KARPAL, Daniel Lawrence, BM1     
KARTER, Leo Clement, Jr., S2       
KENNEDY, Andrew Jackson, Jr., S2     
KENNEDY, Robert Arthur, S1     
KING, Clarence, Jr., STM2     
KIRBY, Harry, S1    

KIRKLAND, Marvin Foulk, S1*   
KIRKMAN, Walter William, SF1     
KLEIN, Raymond James, S1  

KLUCARIC, Matt A, QM3c ****          

KREIS, Clifford Eddie, S1*  
KRONENBERGER, William Maurice, GM3 

KRUEGER, Norman Frederick, S2* 
KULOVITZ, Raymond Joseph, S2     
KWIATKOWSKI, Marion Joseph, S2        
LAKE, Murl Christy, S1     
LANDON, William Wallace, Jr., FCO2

LANE, Ralph, CMMA*    
LATIGUE, Jackson, STM1     
LATIMER, Billy Franklin, S1     
LATZER, Solomon, S2     
LETIZIA, Vicencio, S2    

LeVIEUX, John Joseph, F2     

LEWELLEN, Thomas Edgar, S2     

LEWIS, James Robert, F2

LEWIS, John Robert, GM3     
LINK, George Charles, S1       
LINVILLE, Cecil Harrison, SF2

LITTLE, Frank Edward, MM2     
LIVERMORE, Raymond Irving, S2
    

LOBATO, Epifanio, Jr., YN3****    
LOCH, Edwin Peter, S1  

LOCKWOOD, Thomas H., S2*    
LOFTUS, Ralph Denis, F2         
LOMBARDI, Ralph, S1     
LONG, Joseph William,
S1

LOPEZ, Daniel Balterzar, F2* 

LORENC, Edward Richard, S2     
LOYD, John Francis, WT2            

LUCAS, Robert Andrew, S2*

LUNDGREN, Albert Davis, S1    
LUTZ, Charles Herbert, S1

MABEE, Kenneth Charles, F2       
MACHADO, Clarence James, WT2  

MAKAROFF, Chester John, GM3*   
MALONE, Cecil E., S2          
MANESS, Charles F., F2              
MARKMANN, Frederick Henry, WT1     
MARSHALL, John Lucas, WT2     
MARSHALL, Robert Wallace, S2  

MARTTlLA, Howard William, PVT  
MASTRECOLA, Michael Martin, S2  

MAXWELL, Farrell Jacob, S1*        
McCORKLE, Ray Ralph, S1     
McCORMICK, Earl Wayne, MOMM2

McCOY, John Seybold, Jr., M2        
McDONALD, Franklin Gilreath, Jr., F2      

McFALL, Walter Eugene, S2*

McHENRY, Loren Charles, Jr., S1*

McKLIN, Henry Theodore, S1* 
McLEAN, Dougald Bruce, Jr. EM3

MEADE, Sidney Howard, S1  (need higher quality image)    
MELICHAR, Charles Harry, EM3     
MELVIN, Carl Lavern, F1     
MENCHEFF, Manual Angel, S2    

MEREDITH, Charles Everett, S1* 
MERGLER, Charles Marlen, RDM2     
MESSENGER, Leonard John, PFC

MICHAEL, Elmer Orion, S1     
MICHNO, Arthur Richard, S2     
MILLER, Walter Raymond, S2     
MILLER, Walter William, B1     
MILLS, William Harry, EM3

MINOR, Richard Leon, S1          
MIRICH, Wally Wayo, S1  

MITCHELL, James Edward, S2*      
MITCHELL, James Hamilton, Jr., SK1  

MITCHELL, Paul Boone, FC3    

MOWREY, Ted Eugene, SK3*       
MROSZAK, Francis Alfred, S2     
MURILLO, Sammy, S2     
MUSARRA, Joe, S1     
MYERS, Glen Alan, MM2  

MYERS, H.B. "Johnie", F2*        
NEAL, William Frank, PFC 

NELSEN, Edward John, GM1* 
NEU, Hugh Herbert, S2         
NEWELL, James Thomas, EM1

NICHOLS, Joseph Lawrence BM2 (need higher quality image) 
NICHOLS, Paul Virgil, MM3     
NIELSEN, Carl Aage Chor, Jr., F1             
NISKANEN, John Hubert, F2     

NORBERG, James Arthur, CBMP*
NORMAN, Theodore Raymond, GM2       
O'BRIEN, Arthur Joseph, S2    

OLDEREN, Bernhard Gunnar, S1   
O'NEIL, Eugene Elbert, S1    
   
OSBURN, Charles William, S2  

OVERMAN, Thurman David, S2*

PACHECO, Jose Cruz, S2*           
PANE, Francis William, S2     
PATTERSON, Alfred Thompson, S2     
PATZER, Herman Lantz, EM1     
PENDER, Welburn Morton, F2      

PERKINS, Edward Carlos, F2*   
PERRY, Robert J., S2    

PETERSON, Avery Clarence, S2* 
PETERSON, Darrel Erskine, S1     
PETERSON, Frederick Alexander, MAM3 
PETERSON, Ralph Renny, S2**
PEYTON, Robert Carter, STM1     
PIERCE, Robert William, S2     
PIPERATA, Alfred Joseph, MM1       
PITTMAN, Almire, Jr., ST3  

PODSCHUN, Clifford Albert, S2*     
POHL, Theodore, F2     
POKRYFKA, Donald Martin, S2     
POORE, Albert Franklin, S2     
POTRYKUS, Frank Paul, F2     
POWELL, Howard Wayne, F1     
POYNTER, Raymond Lee, S2     
PRATT, George Roy, F1     
PRIOR, Walter Mathew, S2     
RABB, John Robert, SC1     
RAGSDALE, Jean Obert, S1     
RAINES, Clifford Junior, S2     
RAINS, Rufus Brady, S1  

RAMIREZ, Ricardo, S1*   
RANDOLPH, Cleo, STM1               
REEMTS, Alvin Thomas, S1     
REESE, Jesse Edmund, S2     
REEVES, Robert Arnold, F2     
REGALADO, Robert Henry, S1

REID, James Edgar, BM2*

REID, Tommy Lee, RDM3* (seeking younger photo)        
REMONDET, Edward Joseph, Jr., S2  

REYNOLDS, Alford Pago, GM2*  
RHEA, Clifford, F2     
RICHARDSON, John Richard, S2     
RICHARDSON, Joseph Gustave, S2       

RINEAY, Francis Henry, Jr., S2*  
ROBISON, Gerald Edward, RT3  

ROBISON, John Davis, COX*    
ROBISON, Marzie Joe, S2     
ROCHE, Joseph Martin, LT    
ROGELL, Henry Tony, F1       
ROSE, Berson Horace, GM2     
ROTHMAN, Aaron, RDM3     
ROWDEN, Joseph Geren, F1     
RUSSELL, Robert Avery, S2**
RYDZESKI, Frank Walter, F1     
SAATHOFF, Don William, S2*     
SAENZ, Jose Anthony, SC3        
SAMANO, Nuraldo, S2     
SAMS, Robert Carol, STM2     
SANCHEZ, Alejandro Vallez, S2     
SAND, Cyrus Harvey, BM1
    
SCHARTON, Elmer Daniel, S1     
SCHEIB, Albert Eddie, F2  

SCHOOLEY, Dillard Alfred, COX     
SCOGGINS, Millard Fillmore, Jr. SM2     
SCOTT, Burl (aka Birl) Down, STM2     
SCOTT, Hilliard, STM1          
SELL, Ernest Frederick, EM2     
SELLERS, Leonard Edson, SF3     
SELMAN, Amos, S2     
SEWELL, Loris Eldon, S2     

SHAND, Kenneth Wallace, WT2         
SHAW, Calvin Patrick, GM2     
SHELTON, William Enloe, Jr., SM2      
SHIPMAN, Robert Lee, GM3**
SIKES, Theodore Allan, ENS
SILCOX, Burnice Rufus, S1     
SILVA, Phillip Gomes, S1     
SINGERMAN, David, SM3  
SLADEK, Wayne Lyn, BM1*     
SMERAGLIA, Michael, RM3     
SMITH, Charles Andy, S1     
SMITH, Henry August, F1        
SMITH, Olen Ellis, CM3        

SNYDER, John Nicholas, SF2   (need higher quality image)  
SNYDER, Richard Redhaffer, S1 
SOLOMON, William, Jr., S2     
SPEER, Lowell Elvis, RT3  

STAUFFER, Edward Henry, 1st LT           
STIMSON, David, ENS
STONE, Dale Eugene, S2     
STUECKLE, Robert Louis, S2     
STURTEVANT, Elwyn Lee, RM3*     
SULLIVAN, William Daniel, PTR2     
SUTER, Frank Edward, S1*     
TALLEY, Dewell Emanuel, RM3     
TAWATER, Charles Hoyt, F1*      
TRIEMER, Ernst August, ENS       
TURNER, Charles Morris, S2*     
TURNER, William Clifford, MM2     
TURNER, William Henry, Jr., ACMM

UNDERWOOD, Ralph E., S1C* (seeking younger photo) 
WALKER, A. W., STM1     
WALLACE, John, RDM3     
WATERS, Jack Lee, CY    
WATSON, Winston Harl, F2     
WELLS, Gerald Lloyd, EM3     
WENNERHOLM, Wayne Leslie, COX          
WHALEN, Stuart Denton, GM2         
WILLIAMS, Robert Louis, WO   
WILSON, Frank, F2     
WILSON, Thomas Beverly, S1
     

ZOBAL, Francis John, S2 

(*)    SURVIVOR

(**)   SURVIVED SINKING, BUT DIED SHORTLY AFTER

(***)  PASSENGER

(****) KIA DURING KAMIKAZE ATTACK

HAS BEEN "ADOPTED" FOR OUR ADOPT A CREW MEMBER PROJECT