Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
The United States Navy suffered its highest loss of life in a single event when the USS Indianapolis was attacked and sunk on July 30, 1945. Of the nearly 1,200 on board, about 900 survived the attack. By the time rescue arrived four days later, only 317 were alive. They survived a lack of food and water, saltwater poisoning, and sharks. Historian Jim Gibbons will recount this story, including his personal connection to the event: his uncle was one of the men who perished. This 2pm program in the Bloomington Library Community Room program is one of three in the series Honoring Our Veterans.
- Sunday, May 20, 2018
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Community Room