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9th grade summer reading Left for Dead
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What was the name of the boy who did the project on the USS Indianapolis
How long did it take Hunter to clear Capt. McVay
How did Hunter get interested in doing a project on the USS Indianapolis
He was watching Jaws and listened to the Capt. of that ship tell his story of when he was on the USS Indianapolis
How old was Hunter when he began his project and research.
11 years old in 1996
What was the theme of the fair
Triumph and Tragedy
How did Hunter get most of his information
He contacted survivors of the USS Indianapolis and conducted interviews.
Who helped Hunter get the movement started to clear Capt. McVay
Where was Hunter from
What helped Hunter get national attention on the clearing of Capt. McVay
The media. He was on several TV and radio shows around the country.
What is the Irony of what happens to Smitty in the water
He swallowed oil from the ship. If he hadn't joined the Navy he would probably be working in the oil field.
Who was Smitty (Cozell Lee Smith) trying to help out when the ship was hit.
Dronet, he was yelling he couldn't swim, so Smitty told him to hand onto him.
What did the men think happened to the ship at first
That there was an explosion in the boiler room
When they realized the ship was sinking what happen to some of the men on deck that had nothing to grad
they hit the gun turret and some died from the hard hit.
What does Smith see as they approach 8 other men in the water and one is screaming to let him die
He sees that the flesh of the screaming mans arm is gone and he see bones.
What does Smith see floating in the water that he thinks is food
It turns out they are bodies floating in the water
How many new recruits were on boardWhat
250-headed to the Philippines for gunnery practice
Later Smith sees flapping in the water. What does he think it is and what is it really
He thinks its a man who can't swim, but as he gets closer he realizes it is a shark.
What Japan called a Co-Prosperity Sphere the USA called what
What did President Franklin D. Roosevelt do to Japan on July 26, 1941 which many believe led to the attack on Pearl Harbor
He froze all of Japan's assets in the US which estimated 131 million and he banned exports to Japan which relied on 80 % of oil.
October 1941 the Prime Minister of Japan Prince Fumimaro Konoe, resigned who took over
57 year old Hideki Tojo (nick named the RAZOR)
How many Navy ships were sunk during Pearl Harbor
8 battleships, 3 cruiser, 3 destroyers, 2 auxiliary ships- 188 aircraft on the ground and 159 more in the air
How many dead and wounded at Pearl harbor
2,336 dead and 1.347 wounded
What countries was Japan taking over as it attacked the US
Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Guam,Wake Island and Hong Kong
What did Japan realize after it captured all these countries
They did not have trained personnel to run the factories, plantations and refineries.
What battle turn the tide of the war
During the battle of Midway how many ships, planes and people did Japan lose verses the US
4 carriers, 1 cruiser, 322 planes, and the 3500 people. The US lost 1 carrier, 150 planes and 307 men.
What was the USS Indianapolis during the war
A flagship for Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance, commander of the Fifth Fleet of 200 ships.
How big of a ship was the USS Indianapolis
610 feet 4 inches long, the length of 2 football fields, 66 feet 1 inch wide
What was not protected on the USS Indianapolis that was protected on other ships and why
The Hull was not protected making the ship a target for mines and torpedoes, but the light weight made the ship very fast at 32 knots.
What did the Japanese start using toward the end of the war
Kamikazes pilots and kaiten torpeodes
What was the USS Indianapolis carrying when they started their jounrey
They were carrying parts for the atomic bombs that would be dropped on Japan
If a ship is in danger of sinking and an order is given to close the hatch what happens
The hatch is closed immediately regardless of who is still down in it.
In March 1945 the USS Indy was attacked by Japanese planes what happened to the ship
It was damaged and went to Kerama-Retto for repairs.
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