Ww2 Uss Indianapolis Sinking Survivor Edgar Harrell Autographed Ship Photograph
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Ww2 Uss Indianapolis Sinking Survivor Edgar Harrell Autographed Ship Photograph:
World War 2 U.S.S. Indianapolis Cruiser Sinking Survivor Autographed Photograph! The U.S.S. Indianapolis was a Portland class heavy cruiser commissioned in November, 1932. Her war career began as she operated with carrier task forces in the southwestern Pacific until Spring of 1942. The Indianapolis then served in Alaskan waters for over a year and was credited with sinking a Japanese transport in February. 1943. In late 1943 the Indy became the Flagship of the Fifth Fleet and assisted in operations to capture the Gilberts, Marshalls, Marianas and Peleiu. In February and March of 1945 the Indianapolis assisted in attacks on Iwo Jima and the Japanese homeland. She was struck by a Kamikaze on March 31, 1945 and sent stateside for repairs. In late July the Indianapolis made a high speed run to Tinian to deliver components of the atomic bomb. She then sailed for the Philippines and into history. On July 30, 1945 she was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-58 and sank in 12 minutes. Over 900 men of the1,200 crew went into the Pacific waters. Due to communication and Naval snafus, her loss went unnoticed until luckily a passing aircraft on submarine patrol spotted survivors in the water. Only 317 men were eventually rescued. They survived four days and five nights in the water with no food, fresh water, medical care or shelter. Men died of wounds, insanity, shark bites, dehydration, sunstroke and exposure. The horrors of those four days cannot be imagined. Ed Harrell was a young U.S. Marine assigned to the Indianapolis and survived the ordeal. His story is told by his book Out of the Depths . It was also made famous by the movie Jaws with Robert Shaw, Richard Dryfuss and Roy Schneider. Item is an 8X10” black and white photograph of the USS Indianapolis. Ed Harrell has hand signed and added, “USMC Survivor.” This is his ACTUAL AUTOGRAPH, not a copy! Photograph is in MINT condition! offer with confidence, I am a proud member of the Universal Autograph Collector’s Club or UACC (and published, see May-June 2004 of the Pen and Quill, UACC’s bi-monthly publication). I aoffere by their strict code of ethics. Check out my response, over 6500 satisfied buyers and counting! Your money, including return postage costs, is cheerfully refunded if you are not TOTALLY satisfied with the item. Please take a look at my other sales, I add to them every day! If you offer on multiple items I’ll consolidate your shipping costs and save you money. Shipping Information: First class S&H is $3 domestic; the international rate is $5.00 for 1st class global, $4.00 for our friends in Canada. Thanks for visiting my sale and good luck with your offerding! <p> Bill Ownbey