The Last Voyage of the Indianapolis
By: Bronson Vann
Some managed to get to a life raft. But because the ship sank, the crew lost all their fresh water and soon went crazy with dehydration. The commander, Captain McVay, had to do three things to help his crew survive; don't go crazy, take control, and give orders. Even after a day of being left at sea, Navy planes never came. Their only solution was to try to get noticed. So the remaining crew members formed a giant circle in order to get noticed by a passing plane. About five days later, a plane rescued them.
A boy named Hunter Scott did a project for his National History Day at his school. He soon realized that the captain was innocent. After that, he went to court and proved to the court that it was the Navy's fault that the people were killed. The distress signal went out to the Navy, but they thought it was a trick. The captain's name was cleared in October 2000.