Portrait Statue of James E. O'Donnell WT3, United States Navy

Portrait Statue of James E. O'Donnell WT3, United States Navy

James Edward “Jimmy” O’Donnell (1920-2013) was a native of Indianapolis and one of only 317 survivors of perhaps the greatest U.S. naval tragedy of all time, the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis on July 30, 1945.

O’Donnell graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis and began working at Allison. Drafted into the US Navy in early 1944, he was assigned to the USS Indianapolis.  On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was assigned to pick up two crates in San Francisco and

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Collection: State of Indiana

Date created: 2009

Location

Indianapolis City Market, 222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

39.768819, -86.153789

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  1. Honored to have signed hat from him. I taught my children that freedom isn’t free, thank you to all who served. RIP

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