Hines, Lionel Gordon, WT1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1942-1945, WT-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
WT-Water Tender

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lake Charles, LA
Last Address
Groves, TX

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Oak Bluff Memorial Park - Port Neches, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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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.

WT1 Hines was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 6254185
   
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 Duty Stations
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1942-1945, WT-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/2nd Bombardment of Attu
  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 Tinian
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  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
 
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to F1c
  Aug 01, 1943, Promoted to WT2
  Feb 01, 1944, Promoted to WT1
  Feb 24, 2019, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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