Alvey, Edward Wuites, Jr., AerM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AG-0000-Aerographer's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aerographer's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
AG-Aerographer's Mate

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Louisville, KY
Last Address
2424 West Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
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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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.

AerM2 Alvey was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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2015
   

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