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 Adrian Marks

Adrian Marks

Birth
Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Death 7 Mar 1998 (aged 81)
Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes Scattered
Memorial ID 6094 · View Source
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Former naval aviator; was the first to arrive to rescue survivors of the crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis; This ship was torpedoed and sunk in shark-infested waters after stopping at Tinian Island to deliver critical parts for the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Lt. Marks courageously landed his PBY aircraft in rough waters and initiated action that immediately rescued 56 men and ultimately resulted in the survival of more than 300 members of the crew. Later was a practicing attorney in Frankfort, IN for many years.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adrian Marks (18 Feb 1917–7 Mar 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6094, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes Scattered.