Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Indianapolis and her crew led the World War II Pacific fleet from Pearl Harbor to the Islands of Japan and delivered the world’s first atomic bomb to the Pacific in the most highly classified naval mission of the war. Join us as journalist Lynn Vincent and historian Sara Vladic reveal the stories of the Indianapolis crew, left adrift at sea for five days, after being torpedoed by a Japanese sub, and the survivors' 50-year fight for justice and the exoneration of their wrongfully court-martialed captain. A book signing follows the program.


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.