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U.S.S. Arizona War Memorial
Oahu Island, Honolulu, Hawaii
Information supplied by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and assembled
for Cemetery Records Online by Steve Paul Johnson., Oct 17, 2000 [email@example.com].
Total records = 1,175.
1,177 soldiers and sailors aboard the U.S.S. Arizona lost their lives
on Dec 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The Arizona
sunk in less than 9 minutes taking most of the crew with it. Most the
casualties came from the blast resulting from the 1,760 pound armor
piercing bomb that slammed through the deck and igniting the ammunition
magazine. In the months following the attack, efforts were made to recover
the bodies, but much of the efforts were in vain. Approximately 900
bodies remain at rest with the ship. To date, I have not been able to
determine which bodies were recovered, nor have been able to account
for the two missing names.
- Steve Paul Johnson
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