Albright, Charles Erskine, Jr., Cox

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Last Rank
Coxswain
Last Primary NEC
COX-0000-Coxswain
Last Rating/NEC Group
COX
Primary Unit
1942-1945, COX-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
COX-Coxswain

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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
716 Sapphine St
Redondo Beach, CA

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
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

On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. She sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. Only 317 of the 900 survived.

COX Albright was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 3831302
   
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 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1942-1945, COX-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Japanese Occupation of Attu and Kiska
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  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 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 23, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Sep 01, 1944, Promoted to COX
  Feb 26, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
United States Navy Memorial
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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