CDR Joseph Ambrose Flynn

CDR Joseph Ambrose Flynn

Death 30 Jul 1945 (aged 40)
At Sea
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot 2A, 535
Memorial ID 112168991 · View Source
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From FAG contributor Nan:
A US Navy Captain, and the Executive Officer for the USS Indianapolis, Commander Flynn perished in the sinking of the ship after it was torpedoed by Japanese submarine, I-58. On July 26th, 1945, only 3 days before its sinking the Indianapolis had delivered to Tinian the nuclear device used to bomb Hiroshima, Japan. The story of the USS Indianapolis was recounted in the movie "Jaws".

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  • Created by: Tom Brocher
  • Added: 11 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112168991
  • CPMB Reilly
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Joseph Ambrose Flynn (12 Dec 1904–30 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112168991, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Tom Brocher (contributor 47674416) .