Backus Family History

 Cemeteries and Headstones in Philippines


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 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Frank Cristini - No Photo, Link Only
Frank Cristini - No Photo, Link Only
Find A Grave: Frank 
    Frank Cristini (d. 21 Dec 1944)
 
Irving Arthur Whittier - No Photo, Link Only
Irving Arthur Whittier - No Photo, Link Only
Find A Grave: Irving 
    Irving Arthur Whittier (d. 11 Dec 1944)
 
Thomas Hawkins Backus
Thomas Hawkins Backus
Find A Grave: Thomas 
  On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed. Of the 1,196 aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the twelve minutes before she sank. Few life rafts were released. Most survivors wore the standard kapok life jacket. Due to her top secret mission, she was not reported missing. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day, and continued for five days until the men were finally spotted in the water and rescued. Only 316 men were left to survive. Thomas Hawkins Backus was one of those who perished at sea.   Thomas Hawkins Backus (d. 30 Jul 1945)
 

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