"Survivors of the USS Indianapolis," from Indianapolis Files, NHHC Archives, WNY. And, CINPAC #5083, CINPAC 1945, Flag Files Screening Documents, RG 38/370/13/05/06, Box 45, NARA II, College Park.
Survivors of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Casualty Summaries from USN and Court of Inquiry
[begin Document 1 USN Casualty Summation]
SURVIVORS OF THE U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS
Died at sea: 880
Commissioned Officers (12)
Captain Charles B. McVay III
Lt. Cmdr. Lewis L. Hayes
Lt. Cmdr. Richard B. Redmayne
Lt. Cmdr. John Reid
Lt. Erwin F. Hensch
Lt. (jg) Charles B. McKissick
Lt. (jg.) Melvin W. Modisher
Ens. Donald J. Blum
Ens. John D. Howison
Ens. Ross Rogers Jr.
Ens. Harland M. Twible
Ens. John Woolston
Warrant Officers (3)
Harley C. Hanson, Machinist
Cecil M. Harrison, Chief Gunner
Durward R. Horner, Gunner
Chief Petty Officers (8)
Clarence U. Benton, Chief Firecontrolman
Harold W. Daniel, Chief Boatswain’s Mate
Albert E. Ferguson, Chief Machinist’s Mate
Ralph Lane, Chief Machinist’s Mate
James A. Norberg, Chief Boatswain’s Mate
John A. Schmueck, Chief Pharmacist’s Mate
Donald H. Shown, Chief Firecontrolman
Glenn W. Stewart, Chief Firecontrolman
First Sgt. Jacob H. Greenwald
Corp. Edgar A. Harrell
PFC Max M. Hughes
PFC Melvin C. Jacob
PFC Giles G. McCoy
PFC Raymond A. Rich
PFC Earl Riggins
PFC Miles L. Spooner
PFC Paul R. Uffelman
Rated Men: 121
Time of Sinking: 12:14 a.m., July 30, 1945
Place of Sinking: 134/48 E. Long., 12/2 N. Lat., 600 m. from Guam, 550 miles from Leyte
[end Document 1 USN Casualty Summation]
[begin Document 2 Casualty Summation from Court of Inquiry]
Authority NND 917001
8 August 1945
Memorandum To: Captain C.B. McVay III, U.S.N.
Attached is a roster of all personnel officers and enlisted men aboard the USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA35) at the time of the sinking 30 July 1945.
LIST 1 is a roster of
80 [78 MV] officers attached to the ship and (1) passenger, Captain Crouch, USN.
LIST II is officers and enlisted men of Com5thFleet staff about the USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA35).
LIST III is a roster of two (2) officers and thirty-seven (37) Marines personnel attached to the USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA35).
LIST IV is a roster of enlisted personnel aboard ship. Page twenty is roster of aviation detail. Note two (2) men of Flag Allowance, Com5thFleet, are included in ship’s roster.
LIST V is report of Navy dead and wounded by Ensign J. Blum, USNR.
LIST VI is a report of wounded Marines by Ensign Donald J. Blum.
LIST VII is roster of dead and wounded at Base Hospital #20.
Total Personnel Aboard 30 July 1945:
84 Officers [82 MV]; 1114 Enlisted; 1198 Total [1196 MV]
Total Wounded Survivors: 15 Officers; 301 Enlisted; 316 Total
Casualties: “Dead” 4 Enlisted; 4 Total
69 Officers [67 MV]; 809 Enlisted; 878 Total [876 MV]
List I through IV have the wounded survivors marked with a “W”. The known dead are marked “DEAD”. All other personnel are therefore missing.
Lee B. Cottrell,
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