OFFICIAL LEGACY SITE:
ENDORSED BY USS INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS, FAMILIES OF LOST AT SEA & RESCUE CREW MEMBERS
USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35) LEGACY ORGANIZATION
Learn more about who we are, and what we've been up to by watching the video below!
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.
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
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!
Chair, USS Indianapolis Legacy Organization
Navy Veteran and USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Honorary Survivor
New York Times Bestselling Author
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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!
Please join others across our nation by paying tribute to the men and families of USS Indianapolis by supporting the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Organization. Your donation helps keep their story alive, and honors the service, sacrifice, teamwork and perseverance of the storied warship that helped bring an end to WW2, securing the freedoms that we enjoy today. Find out more about the group, and how you can get involved by clicking HERE.
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
A Denim and Diamond Celebration
in honor of USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Tuesday, May 17 to Friday, May 20, 2022
in Fredericksburg, Texas
Legacy Organization Honors Lost-at-Sea Crew & deceased Survivors with Flags
For more information on our Flag Program, click HERE.