Crouch, Edwin Mason, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1917 - 1945

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Deadwood, SD
Last Address
132 E 19th St
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

Captain Crouch was listed as a passenger aboard the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on his way to Leyte.

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.

Captian Crouch was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 057010
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Lexington (CV-2)USS Arizona (BB-39)USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1921-1926, USS California (BB-44)
  1926-1926, USS Robert Smith (DD-324)
  1930-1933, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1933-1935, Washington Naval Shipyard
  1935-1937, USS Dale (DD-353)
  1937-1937, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1937-1938, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1938-1940, Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
  1940-1941, USS Edsall (DD-219)
  1944-1945, 000X, Bureau of Ordnance (BuOrd)
  1945-1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval Academy
  1917-1921, United States Naval Academy
  1927-1929, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 03, 1921, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 03, 1927, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 30, 1937, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to Commander
  Jun 20, 1942, Promoted to Captain
  Jul 06, 1944, Awarded Bronze Star1
  Feb 28, 2019, General Photos
 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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