Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD presents the USS IndianapolisThursday February 28, 2019
Join us as Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD discusses the tragic sinking of the Navy vessel USS Indianapolis, which led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. At 12:14 a.m. July 30, 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the U.S. air base at Tinian, the Indianapolis was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy, sinking in 12 minutes. Of the 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The controversy over who was responsible for the tragedy of the USS Indianapolis would continue until 2001.
Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is a scholar and professor who has taught at Stonehill College and Framingham State University and lectured for many cultural and educational forums including the Norton Institute for Continuing Education (NICE).
Program and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Norton Public Library.
Location: Community Room
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