Ernest Franklin Bennett was killed in action aboard USS Indianapolis CA-35. After the ship delivered the atomic bomb to Tinian Island, it was hit by torpedoes from Japanese submarine I-58, 30 July 1945, in transit to return to the fleet.

Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, the Philippines

Wife: Mrs. Sarah Whitson Bennett, 1906 East 25th Street, Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Boilermaker Third Class
  • Date of death: 30 July 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • 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 XII, Top Panel
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