Bowman, Charles Edward, TC1

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Turret Captain 1st Class
Last Primary 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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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Nov 2, 2014
   
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  • Beckwith, Elmer, CPO, (1943-1946)
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