Out of the Depths

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Hear from survivor, Ed Harrell.

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis, with a crew of 900, was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. View Show Notes →
Like many young men in the 1940's, Ed Harrell proudly joined the Marines to fight for his country. View Show Notes →
When Ed Harrell heard the orders to abandon ship he had no idea what the next few days had in store for him--dehydration, shark attacks, oil burns, hunger. View Show Notes →
Imagine yourself floating in the ocean, with your friends dying all around you. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Ed Harrell

Edgar Harrell owned and operated the Pella Window Company, Inc., Rock Island, Illinois for thirty-five years until his retirement in 1985. During the years 1970 to 1985, he served on the board of trustees of the Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a popular Bible teacher and lay minister throughout his adult life. He has enjoyed many years of fishing and big game hunting in the Rocky Mountains from Alaska to New Mexico, and currently resides in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife Ola, together enjoying their two children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. As a survivor of the USS Indianapolis (www.indysurvivor.com), Mr. Harrell speaks extensively around the United States about his experience at sea.