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 Charles John Cromling, Jr

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Charles John Cromling, Jr

  • Birth 1919 Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 30 Jul 1945 At Sea
  • Burial Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 94437563

Cenotaph
Memorial #56764839 also a cenotaph memorial


24 Apr 1943 United States Marine Corps
Oct 1943 Sea School, Headquarters Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Corps Base,
San Diego, Cal
Jan 1944 Marine Detachment, U S S Indianapolis

26 Jul 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis; Charles Cromling was a platoon sergeant in the Marine Detachment assigned to the ship. (Info provided by Larry G. Britner)

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed. 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 were left to survive. This soldier was one of those who perished at sea.


Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines


Family Members


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  • Created by: Linda
  • Added: 29 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94437563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles John Cromling, Jr (1919–30 Jul 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94437563, citing Saint Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 47274872) .