Saturday, July 30, 2016

On This Day In History in 1945 The USS Indianapolis Was Bombed

As notes, on this day in 1945 the USS Indianapolis was bombed by the Japanese.

On this day in 1945, the USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within minutes in shark-infested waters. Only 317 of the 1,196 men on board survived. However, the Indianapolis had already completed its major mission: the delivery of key components of the atomic bomb that would be dropped a week later at Hiroshima to Tinian Island in the South Pacific.

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