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A Grave Misfortune: The USS Indianapolis Tragedy

Richard Hulver and Peter C. Luebke (associate editor) (Contributions to Naval History No. 7), 2018, ISBN 978-1-943604-27-2


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Available for free in the following formats: 508-compliant PDF (5.7 MB); ePub (5.1 MB); MOBI (11.5 MB)

Examines the circumstances surrounding the sinking of Indianapolis on 30 July 1945, including primary source documents describing the sinking, rescue efforts, investigations, aftermath, and continuing commemoration efforts. 

Download one of the free digital editions—or order a hardcover copy from the Government Publishing Office bookstore

Published: Mon Sep 09 16:24:02 EDT 2019