Bowman, Charles Edward, TC1

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Last Rank
Turret Captain 1st Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
TC-0000-Turret Captain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Turret Captain
Primary Unit
1943-1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
TC-Turret Captain

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
825 Drexel St
Detroit, MI
(Wife ~ Florence Bowman)

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed. Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Due to her top secret mission, she was not reported missing. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued for five days until the men were finally spotted in the water and rescued. Only 316 men survived. 
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1943-1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sep 06, 1939, Service entry date & Serial Number
  Dec 02, 1939, Reported on Board USS Indianapolis
  Jan 15, 1940, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class (Sea2c)
  Aug 16, 1940, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class (Sea1c)
  Jul 07, 1941, Promoted to GM3
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to GM2
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to TC1c (Turret Captain)
  Oct 17, 1945, Listed as Dead
  Aug 02, 2015, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry
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