USS Indianapolis: Vice Admiral Spruance & staff
Seeking anyone having details of the staff officers & their activities while assigned to Vice Admiral Spruance, USN,aboard USS Indianapolis (CA-35; Portland class heavy cruiser) as the U.S. 5th Fleet flagship, September 1943 - October 1944.
I am the grand-nephew of Mrs. Dorothy Hope (Berrey) Murphy who was wife (married 4 January 1927) of then Commander Charles Henry Murphy, USN, USNA, Class of 1920. CDR Murphy was Intelligence Officer in staff of VADM Spruance. I have names of all other officers assigned. CDR Murphy later served as commanding officer USS Clinton (APA-144; Haskell class, fast transport) and retired 30 June 1950, as Rear Admiral. He is laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
I have copy of photo showing all staff officers aboard USS Indianapolis serving for VADM Spruance, USN. One of the officers is CDR Murphy, USN.