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Ens Robert Burton Billings

Ens Robert Burton Billings

Birth
Death 30 Jul 1945 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot SECTION MA, SITE 335
Memorial ID 367132 · View Source
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ENS, USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35) WORLD WAR II

Robert was lost at sea when the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed after delivering the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima to Tinian.

The attacks of sharks on the survivors of the USS Indianapolis was recounted in the movie "JAWS."

He is also among the Tablets of the missing at the Manila American Cemetery.


Inscription

ENS US NAVY WORLD WAR II PURPLE HEART


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 367132
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ens Robert Burton Billings (28 Jul 1922–30 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 367132, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .