All the Drowned Sailors. First Edition in dustjacket

By: LECH, Raymond B.

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LECH, Raymond B. . New York : Stein and Day, (1982). First Edition. Pp (16),3-309,(3) including a central section of b&w photos, &c. 8vo (237 mm high), black cloth spine, light boards, gilt lettering to spine, gilt Lech signature to front board.

Raymond B. Lech (b. January 3, 1940 - d. July 8, 2014).

USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser.

"The cover-up of America's greatest wartime disaster at sea, the sinking of the Indianapolis with the loss of 880 lives because of the incompetence of admirals, officers, and gentlemen." - from the front of the dj.

"On July 30, 1945, at 12:05 A.M., four days after the U.S.S. Indianapolis , flagship of the massive Pacific Fifth Fleet, delivered the components of the Hiroshima bomb to Tinian, and just a few weeks before VJ Day, she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine [the I-58]]and sank within 15 minutes. Of the 1,196 men on board, approximately 400 went down with the ship and 800 safely abandoned her. Of these 800 men in the water, only 316 survived.

This is the never-before-told story of what was America's greatest wartime sea disaster; of what really happened to the Indianapolis and her crew; why she should never have been sunk in the first place; why the U.S. Navy left her crew drifting in shark-infested waters for four days even though they knew she was missing; and after heads were accidentally seen bobbing in the water, why the Navy began a massive cover-up that lasted for over thirty years.

Previously unavailable files obtained by the author reveal startling evidence that captains, commodores, and admirals were all involved in a conspiracy to conceal their massive blunders by using trumped-up evidence against the blameless captain of the Indianapolis, ruining his career, reputation, and life." - from the dj

1. Mission;
2. Route;
3. Sailing;
4. Sinking;
5. In the Water the First Day : Monday, July 30,1945;
6. In the Water the Second Day : Tuesday, July 31,1945;
7. In the Water the Third Day : Wednesday, August 1,1945;
8. In the Water the Fourth Day : Thursday, August 2,1945;
9. In the Water the Fifth Day : Friday, August 3,1945;
10. Search;
11. Court of Inquiry;
12. Court-Martial.
Epilogue.

Appendices :
A. Orders to the U.S.S. Indianapolis from the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet;

B. Routing Instructions to the U.S.S. Indianapolis;

C. Simplified Organizational Chart on Reporting Responsibilities of Key Officers Mentioned in the Text;

D. Waldron's Dispatch Notifying Various Commands of the Sailing of the U.S.S. Indianapolis;

E. Simplified Organization Chart of the Philippine Sea Frontier;

F. Original of Exhibit Offered and Received in Evidence in Case in Chief at Trial of Charles B. McVay, III, Captain, U.S. Navy;

G. Testimony of Commander Hashimoto at the Court-Martial of Captain McVay, III, on December 13,1945 (CM, pp. 266-76);

H. Brief in the General Court-Martial Case of Captain Charles B. McVay, III, U.S. Navy, Tried on 3 December 1945;

I. The Naval Inspector General's Final Report on the Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis;

J. Press and Radio Release: Narrative of the Circumstances of the Loss of the U.S.S. Indianapolis;

K. Press and Radio Release: Court-Martial of Captain Charles B. McVay, III, U.S.N., Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Indianapolis;

L. Recommended Awards to Various Members of the Crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis.

With bibliography and index.

Very good in slightly chipped but unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

Title: All the Drowned Sailors. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: LECH, Raymond B.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Stein and Day, New York, 1982,: 1982

ISBN Number: 081282881X

ISBN Number 13: 9780812828818

Seller ID: 40520

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL UNITED STATES MILITARY WW2 WWII WAR WARSHIP CRUISER CRUISERS PACIFIC AMERICAN NAVY USN HISTORY,