USS Arizona Related Media
The story of USS
Arizona has been told many times, in many different ways. But the
core impact of her story remains the same because it touches fundamental
values of service, honor and sacrifice. Here are three recent
productions that recount the events of December 7, 1941 and their
aftermath in a particularly compelling way.
Save Our History:
The History Channel
1,177 of the
1,500 men on board died in the attack. The U.S. Navy recovered only
229 bodies, declaring the rest of the servicemen "buried at sea."
This disaster marked the greatest loss of life in U.S. naval
history. That loss transformed Arizona from a crumpled wreck,
signifying defeat, into a powerful symbol that spurred the nation
into World War II. After the war, Arizona was transformed yet
again, this time into a memorial that serves as an underwater tomb,
a sacred site that is unique to American culture.
Death of the Arizona
The Discovery Channel
The destruction of USS Arizona by a single Japanese bomb
at approximately 8:07 a.m. on the morning of December 7, 1941
represents the single greatest disaster in the history of the United
States Navy. It was also the defining moment of the attack on Pearl
Harbor, and galvanized America into a total war against the
Japanese. But exactly where did this bomb fall? Who dropped it? How
could one single bomb cause such total destruction?
Oil and Honor
at Pearl Harbor
after Japanese bombers sank USS Arizona, the silent wreck
still sheds fuel oil, drop by drop, over the memories of a hellish