Out of the Depths

Out of the Depths

An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Book - 2014
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The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at Sea
July 30, 1945--The USS "Indianapolis" and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight, and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six torpedoes are slicing toward the "Indy" . . .
For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
ISBN: 9780764212604
0764212605
Branch Call Number: 940.545973
Characteristics: 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Harrell, David Edwin

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Mar 04, 2017

How anyone survived to tell this story is truly a miracle! Amazing story!

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