More than 800 American men died in the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, one of the worst naval disasters of World War II. Survivors spent four days and five nights adrift in the Pacific, fighting off shark attacks. Today many survivors believe the captain of that ship was wrongly court-martialed, and are trying to persuade Congress to make an official acknowledgment. A panel talks about what really happened to the U.S.S. Indianapolis.
honorary member of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivors Organization
survivor of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
son of Captain Charles Butler McVay III