MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died.
Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.
On July 30, 1945, Hensch’s ship, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was hit by two torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. The crew had just delivered the first operational atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, Guam in the South pacific.