Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USS Arizona – Memorial and Tombstone

The USS Arizona (BB-39) was launched on 19 Jun 1915, the last of the Pennsylvania-class battleships.

USS Arizona underway

She served the Navy well until she was sunk at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941 in a surprise Japanese attack which took the life of 1177 her sailors.

USS Arizona ships compliment

They died in the fire, explosions and water of that attack.

The Arizona became their tomb.

It is marked with a large memorial structure – tombstone if you will – for the generations who have since enjoyed freedom - to visit and honor these fallen hero’s.

USS Arizona magazines exploding

USS ARIZONA burning Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona superstructure

USS Arizona Fly-by

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