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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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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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942. The Japanese occupied these locations and began the construction of several naval and air bases with the goals of protecting the flank of the Japanese offensive in New Guinea, establishing a security barrier for the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain, and providing bases for interdicting supply lines between the Allied powers of the United States and Australia and New Zealand.

The Allies, in order to defend their communication and supply lines in the South Pacific, supported a counteroffensive in New Guinea, isolated the Japanese base at Rabaul, and counterattacked the Japanese in the Solomons with landings on Guadalcanal (see Guadalcanal Campaign) and small neighboring islands on 7 August 1942. These landings initiated a series of combined-arms battles between the two adversaries, beginning with the Guadalcanal landing and continuing with several battles in the central and northern Solomons, on and around New Georgia Island, and Bougainville Island.

In a campaign of attrition fought on land, on sea, and in the air, the Allies wore the Japanese down, inflicting irreplaceable losses on Japanese military assets. The Allies retook some of the Solomon Islands (although resistance continued until the end of the war), and they also isolated and neutralized some Japanese positions, which were then bypassed. The Solomon Islands campaign then converged with the New Guinea campaign.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Oct 22, 2014
   
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  288 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barritt, Frank, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
  • Delchamps, Newton, MCPO, (1941-1965)
  • Dickie, Joseph F., PO1, (1943-1946)
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