THE STORIES OF LOST-AT-SEA & KIA CREW MEMBERS OF
USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35)
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 help keep the Indianapolis story alive.
Biographical information may be submitted by family members 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; 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.
Project 888 Q&A
1. What will this project look like?
Click Here to view the photos and biography submitted for lost-at-sea Theodore Ott, Yeoman 1. This is how the submissions will be formatted after they are received - see below for the Submission form.
2. How do I search for photos and a crew member’s life story?
Click Here for a list of RESOURCES FOR LOCATING CREW INFORMATION.
3. Where can I find the most current list of lost-at-sea/killed-in-action crew members who are still missing photos for Project 888?
Click Here to view the missing photo list of USS Indianapolis crew members who were either killed in the kamikaze attack, during the sinking, or in final ordeal in the water.
4. How do I know if a photo of a crew member is missing from the Indianapolis archives?
Click Here to view a complete list of all missing crew photos (this includes survivors, LAS, and KIA crew members).
5. How do I submit the photo and/or biographical information that I collect through my research?
Have questions about Project 888? Send an email to Project888@USSIndianapolis.org. A member of the Education Committee will respond to your questions.
Looking forward to you joining Project 888 to honor the lost-at-sea crew of Indianapolis.