OFFICIAL LEGACY SITE:
ENDORSED BY USS INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS,  FAMILIES OF LOST AT SEA & RESCUE CREW MEMBERS

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Legacy

USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35) LEGACY ORGANIZATION

Learn more about who we are, and what we've been up to by watching the video below!

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PROJECT 888

The Education Committee of the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Organization is creating an archive of men lost-at-sea: in the March 1945 Kamikaze attack, the sinking of Indianapolis on July 30, 1945, and the final ordeal in the water. By sharing photos and information, you honor their service and sacrifice, and keep the Indianapolis story alive.

Biographical information may be submitted by a family member and by anyone interested in honoring one or more of these 888 fallen crew members. 

The facts of the Indianapolis story are known … now we want to hear the stories of these men.

 

Share their hopes and dreams; talents, loves, and friendships; and quotes from last letters home. Share how their loss impacted their family and friends.

Biographical information is needed for all 888 lost-at-sea crew members. For more information on this project and how you can get involved, click here.

WELCOME ABOARD!

We’re so glad you’ve dropped by to learn more about the legendary 5th fleet flagship, USS Indianapolis (CA-35). We are the Legacy Organization, the official auxiliary group serving the crew and families of the WWII heavy cruiser.

 

On July 30, 1945, a Japanese submarine struck Indy with two torpedoes, triggering the worst sea disaster in the history of the United States Navy—and a story of heroism and sacrifice that still captivates

millions. 

Legacy’s mission is to keep Indy’s history alive and to share it with future generations. Our programs include projects that directly serve Indy families, and we also offer education and outreach programs for schools, libraries, veterans’ groups, service organizations, museums, and media. We encourage you to check out the video above to learn more about USS Indianapolis' rich history and her legacy.

 

Legacy’s members include family and friends of the CA-35 crew; rescue and recovery crew; officers and crew of Indy’s namesake vessels; as well as historians, filmmakers, playwrights, actors, educators, and those whose hearts have been simply captured by Indy’s epic story.

We invite you to join us and also promise you this: once

Indianapolis captures your heart, she never lets go! 

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--Lynn Vincent

Chair, USS Indianapolis Legacy Organization

Navy Veteran and USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Honorary Survivor

New York Times Bestselling Author

Admin@ussindianapolis.com

More from Lynn...

To find information regarding the Legacy Organization, please see the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions - click here.

Information on how to join as a member can be found on our Membership page.

 

Stay up-to-date on the latest with Indy! Find the archive of our "3 Minute Email Series" by clicking here.

Help support the USS Indianapolis Legacy!

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An Important Note from Survivor & Chairman Harold Bray

Survivor & Chairman of the USS Indianapolis Survivor's Organization, Harold Bray, speaks on behalf of his shipmates about the future of the Indianapolis story and officially endorsing the CA-35 Legacy as the only organization charged with carrying the torch and representing the voice of the USS Indianapolis story for generations to come. 

Read Harold's message HERE, & learn more about the USS Indianapolis CA-35   Legacy organization!

Our Next Gathering

with a special thanks to

The National Museum of the Pacific War

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A Denim and Diamond Celebration

in honor of USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

Tuesday, May 17 to Friday, May 20, 2022​

in Fredericksburg, Texas

Registration is now closed, but you can find more information on the event by clicking here. For inquiries about registration, you can email admin@ussindianapolis.com.

Legacy Organization Honors Lost-at-Sea Crew & deceased Survivors with Flags

For more information on our Flag Program, click HERE.

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For more information and updates on all things USS Indianapolis,
click here to visit the OFFICIAL SITE 
ENDORSED BY USS INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS,  FAMILIES OF LOST AT SEA & RESCUE CREW MEMBERS