Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

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Overview

The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at Sea

July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight, and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six torpedoes are slicing toward the Indy . . .

For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441264558
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 177,889
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Edgar Harrell, USMC (Ret.), owned and operated a distributorship for the Pella Window Company in Rock Island, Illinois, for thirty-five years, served for fifteen years on the board of Moody Bible Institute, and has been a lay minister throughout his adult life. He lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, with his wife, Ola, enjoying their two children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Edgar speaks extensively around the United States about his survival at sea. Learn more at www.indysurvivor.com.

David Harrell is currently the senior pastor-teacher of Calvary Bible Church (www.cbctn.org), where he has served since 1997. His Bible expositions are heard and read regularly around the world over the Internet and broadcasted over the radio. He is also the president of Olive Tree Christian Resources (www.otcr.org), which serves as the media arm of Calvary Bible Church, committed to the creation and distribution of Christian books, expository sermons, Internet and radio programming, websites for doctrinally sound evangelical churches, pastoral training, and church planting. After attending Moody Bible Institute, he graduated from Grace College, Grace Theological Seminary, and the Oxford Graduate School where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social research methods, which focuses on the sociological integration of religion and society. He is a former associate professor of Biblical Counseling at the Master's College, Santa Clarita, California. He is married to Nancy, and together they have three children and six grandchildren.
Edgar Harrell, USMC (Ret.), owned and operated a distributorship for the Pella Window Company in Rock Island, Illinois, for thirty-five years, served for fifteen years on the board of Moody Bible Institute, and has been a lay minister throughout his adult life (www.indysurvivor.com). He lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, with his wife, Ola, enjoying their two children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Edgar speaks extensively around the United States about his survival at sea.
David Harrell is currently the senior pastor-teacher of Calvary Bible Church (www.cbctn.org), where he has served since 1997. His Bible expositions are heard and read regularly around the world over the Internet and broadcasted over the radio. He is also the president of Olive Tree Christian Resources (www.otcr.org), which serves as the media arm of Calvary Bible Church, committed to the creation and distribution of Christian books, expository sermons, Internet and radio programming, websites for doctrinally sound evangelical churches, pastoral training, and church planting. After attending Moody Bible Institute, he graduated from Grace College, Grace Theological Seminary, and the Oxford Graduate School where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social research methods, which focuses on the sociological integration of religion and society. He is a former associate professor of Biblical Counseling at the Master's College, Santa Clarita, California. He is married to Nancy, and together they have three children and six grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lt. Col. Oliver L. North 9

Introduction David Harrell 15

1 A Call to Arms 21

2 The Indy Maru 35

3 Tragedy Explodes-the First Day 55

4 Mysteries of Darkness and Light-the Second Day 81

5 From Light to Starless Night-the Third Day 97

6 Ducks on the Pond-the Fourth Day 111

7 Tragedy and Triumph-the Fifth Day 131

8 Journey for Justice 149

Epilogue 167

Final Crew of the USS Indianapolis 185

Notes 201

Other Resources 205

About the Authors 207

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