|One of the most interesting local aspects of the story of the USS Indianapolis is the man who piloted this sea plane, Adrian Marks. Marks spent most of his life in Frankfort, Indiana, but graduated from Ladoga High School in 1933. He was a hero when he landed his plane in the Philippine Sea and began collecting survivors after they had spent four days in the water. He broke Navy orders when he landed the plane, but filled the body of his plane and stacked men from wing tip to wing tip to save their lives. Some reports indicate that he saved as many as 56 men.