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Thursday, June 23, 2011

THE INDIANAPOLIS GETS A MAKEOVER

Very interesting photos of the U.S.S. Indianapolis taken during overhauls in spring and fall of 1944:

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NOTE: The Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on 30 July 1945, after having delivered vital atomic bomb components to Tinian in the Mariana Islands. 300 sailors died in the immediate aftermath of the attack, while 880 men waited in the water for four days for rescuers to appear. During that time, 564 men died due to dehydration, drowning, or shark attacks:

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