Raymond B. Lech
Title: The Tragic Fate of the U.S.S. Indianapolis: The U.S. Navy's Worst Disaster at Sea
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cooper Square Press January 2001
0815411200 / 9780815411208
Seller ID: 20110519187651
On July 29, 1945, four days after delivering the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk. of the 1,199 men on board, 883 perished. Culled from previously unavailable files, this is the chilling story of how the U. S. Navy left the crew in shark-infested waters for four days, and why only a fraction of the 800 men who safely abandoned the ship survived the ordeal. This is the true story of the massive thirty-year cover-up that followed.