McDowell, Robert Earl, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Parrot, KY
Last Address
Letterbox, Ky

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Indianapolis (CA-35) had been a top secret mission delivering parts of the atomic bomb to Tinian in preparation for the bombing of Hiroshima. She was being re-deployed to Okinawa when she was hit by two torpedoes, and sank in 12 minutes. Three days later (August 2nd) her survivors were spotted and by August 8th, 316 men had been rescued. She lost 893 officers and men. S1c McDowell was among the missing and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 8558560
   
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 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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