The USS Indianapolis was charged by President Truman to deliver the components of the atomic bomb, from California to the Pacific Islands. But shortly after they delivered the cargo, they were struck by Japanese torpedos, sinking the ship. This week we spoke with co-authors Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, authors of Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. They shared their stories of the horrible incident, survivors, and the legacy of the USS Indianapolis.
Aired September 9, 2018