CPT Joseph Ambrose Flynn

Death 30 Jul 1945 (aged 40)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Joseph served as a Captain & Executive Officer, U.S.S. Indianapolis (CA-35), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Connecticut prior to the war.

Joseph was declared "Missing In Action" when the Indianapolis was struck on her starboard bow by two Type 95 torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-58 and sank within 12 minutes of being struck during the war.

He was awarded the "Silver Star" and the Purple Heart.

Joseph also has a "cenotaph" in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
" Click Here " for that record.

Service # O-061362

From a total crew of 1,196 only 317 ultimately survived the sinking.

The Indianapolis was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with ten battle stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 27 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167467672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Joseph Ambrose Flynn (12 Dec 1904–30 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167467672, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .