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F2 Charles Jacob “Charlie” Antonie
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F2 Charles Jacob “Charlie” Antonie Veteran

Birth
Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
30 Jul 1945 (aged 29)
At Sea
Monument
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
Plot
Tablets of the Missing - United States Navy--Missing In Action
Memorial ID
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Son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Horn) Antonie,
Brother of Laura Jeannette Antonie Porter
Husband of Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth (Moinet) Antonie, they married June 26, 1943.

Charles perished in the sinking of the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945 when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off the coast of the Philippines. Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Due to her top secret mission, she was not reported missing. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued for five days until the men were finally spotted in the water and rescued. Only 316 men survived. This sailor was one of those who perished at sea. It was only fitting to find out who his family was and add it to his listing. God Bless him for his service and his family for their loss.


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Son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Horn) Antonie,
Brother of Laura Jeannette Antonie Porter
Husband of Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth (Moinet) Antonie, they married June 26, 1943.

Charles perished in the sinking of the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945 when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off the coast of the Philippines. Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Due to her top secret mission, she was not reported missing. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued for five days until the men were finally spotted in the water and rescued. Only 316 men survived. This sailor was one of those who perished at sea. It was only fitting to find out who his family was and add it to his listing. God Bless him for his service and his family for their loss.


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Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Ohio.



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  • Maintained by: Steward
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56764524/charles_jacob-antonie: accessed ), memorial page for F2 Charles Jacob “Charlie” Antonie (3 Dec 1915–30 Jul 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56764524, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Steward (contributor 47729781).