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                            The USS Indianapolis
	1932
	1936
	1941
	1942
	1943
	1944
	1945
	1969
	1975
	1978
	1990
	1991
	1998
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THE USS INDIANAPOLIS

“Denial is an integral part of atrocity, and it’s a
natural part after a society has committed genocide.
First you kill, and then the memory of killing is
killed.”
— Iris Chang, author of THE RAPE OF NANKING

(1997), when the Japanese translation
of her work was cancelled by Basic
Books due to threats from Japan,
on May 20, 1999.

“Historical amnesia has always been with us:
we just keep forgetting we have it.”

— Russell Shorto

This is the sort of weapon with which the skipper wound up defending his honor.

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November: The USS Indianapolis (CA-35), a 9,800-ton Portland class heavy cruiser built at Camden NJ,
was commissioned.

1932

WORLD WAR II

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Lieutenant Wilbur Gwinn, in a Ventura bomber, happened to notice the groups of survivors of the USS
Indianapolis (CA-35) and radioed Palau for rescue operations to commence. Lieutenant Adrian Marks landed
his PBY in the heavy seas and managed to pick up 56 survivors. When Tom Brophy defied orders to leave his
group and attempt to swim to the plane, he was not seen again.

United States naval vessels damaged:

• Destroyer escort Earl V. Johnson (DE-702), by explosion, Philippine Sea, 20 degrees 17 minutes
North, 128 degrees 7 minutes East

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• Attack cargo ship Seminole (AKA-104), by collision, Okinawa area, 26 degrees 14 minutes North,
127 degrees 50 minutes East

August 4, Saturday: In Rome, 200,000 people viewed the funeral procession in memory of Pietro Mascagni. Though
only a short distance, it took three hours to complete. The honor guard was provided by the French army. After
a service in the Church of San Lorenzo the casket was placed in the Campo Verano cemetery.

Rescue operations for the crew of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) started in a 50-mile radius. Efforts over
several days would save only about a quarter of her nearly 1200-man crew.

August 15, Wednesday: The US Navy released information about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35). The
press began to ask questions, such as why this ship had been sunk without being missed. Eventually the father
of Tom Brophy, who had drowned while attempting the swim to the PBY, went to Washington to meet with
Captain Charles B. McVay III. According to Mr. D.J. Blum, the father was told to arrange the meeting for the
following week because the officer had a prior commitment. When Brophy trailed the captain, he discovered
that the “prior commitment” in question was a party. Furious, he contacted a Washington friend of his,
President Harry S Truman, who got in touch with Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, the officer who appointed the
members of the court, all of whom depended of course upon this Admiral for their promotions. A court-martial
would be scheduled.

Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh asked the US to declare Vietnam an American protectorate, similar to the
Philippines. He would receive no reply.

WORLD WAR II

WORLD WAR II

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ARRGH AUTOMATED RESEARCH REPORT

GENERATION HOTLINE

This stuff presumably looks to you as if it were generated by a
human. Such is not the case. Instead, someone has requested that
we pull it out of the hat of a pirate who has grown out of the
shoulder of our pet parrot “Laura” (as above). What these
chronological lists are: they are research reports compiled by
ARRGH algorithms out of a database of modules which we term the
Kouroo Contexture (this is data mining). To respond to such a
request for information we merely push a button.

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Commonly, the first output of the algorithm has obvious
deficiencies and we need to go back into the modules stored in
the contexture and do a minor amount of tweaking, and then we
need to punch that button again and recompile the chronology —
but there is nothing here that remotely resembles the ordinary
“writerly” process you know and love. As the contents of this
originating contexture improve, and as the programming improves,
and as funding becomes available (to date no funding whatever
has been needed in the creation of this facility, the entire
operation being run out of pocket change) we expect a diminished
need to do such tweaking and recompiling, and we fully expect
to achieve a simulation of a generous and untiring robotic
research librarian. Onward and upward in this brave new world.

First come first serve. There is no charge.
Place requests with <[email protected]>. Arrgh.

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