James E. O'Donnell



Age: 92


Summary: retired Navy sailor and one of only 317 surviving men in the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis who was the only Indianapolis resident among the survivors of a Japanese submarine's sinking of the 1,196-man cruiser on July 30, 1945 as they were rescued after four days adrift in the Pacific Ocean's shark-filled waters.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: July 8, 1920


Died: January 10, 2013


Location: Indianapolis, Indiana