James R. Lewis a/k/a James Robert “Jimmie” Lewis (1920-1945), son of Thomas Charles Lewis (1899-1940) and Mary Ethel Dunn Lewis (1901-1995). Husband of Clara Louise Bivens Lewis (1922-1948).

Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

He served as a Fireman Second Class aboard the cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35). After delivering the components for the atomic bomb to Tinian Island, his ship was torpedoed and sunk July 30, 1945. He was lost at sea with 879 fellow crewmen.

  • Rank: Fireman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 May 1920
  • Date of death: 30 July 1945
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Etowah
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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