A total of 1,177 sailors and marines were killed on USS Arizona the morning of December 7, 1941. This represents the greatest loss of life in U.S. Naval history, and more than half of the 2,335 U.S. servicemen from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps killed during the Pearl Harbor attack. One question still haunts visitors to the Arizona Memorial even to this day. Why were the dead not removed? Initially, about 105 bodies were removed, but because the ship was never raised, the remainder could not. The priority at that time was salvage of ships that could be repaired -- the Arizona was not in that category. As a result, the bodies deteriorated to the point of not being identifiable. Even as late as 1947, requests were made in regard to removal of the dead, but rejected. They are considered buried at sea by the US Navy. The battleships Oklahoma, Arizona and target ship Utah were sunk during the attack; battleships California and West Virginia, and minelayer Oglala were sunk but later raised and returned to service. The battleships Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Maryland, cruisers Raleigh, Honolulu and Helena, destroyers Cassin, Shaw and Downes, and auxiliary ships Curtiss and Vestal were damaged but repaired. A total of 98 Naval aircraft were lost, as well as 64 Army aircraft. Only 1,158 people survived.
See the website for the battleship: USS California
All of the men who sank with the ship that day. From what I understand it is about 1200 men who died on the ship and more were lost on other ships and in the attack total about 2500.
1,177 men died on the Arizona
There were 1,102 people trapped in the Arizona
10102 men are still traped in the U.S.S Arizona
The USS Arizona Memorial commemorates the men who died on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It is built over the remains of the USS Arizona. The Arizona was one of the ships sunk in the attack, and the remains of many sailors are still aboard.
1177 men were killed
The USS Arizona was attacked in Pearl Harbor in 1941. 1,177 men onboard died in the bombing. There is a US Memorial constructed over the site.
It has been said that app. 78.9 percent of men died on the USS Arizona over 2,000 men and women died during pearl harbor total It has been said that app. 78.9 percent of men died on the USS Arizona over 2,000 men and women died during pearl harbor total
its a respect thing for all the men who died on the Arizona, it was over 1000 men in seconds
1,177 men lost their lives on the U.S.S Arizona during the attack of Pearl Harbor
The USS Arizona is still in service in honor of the men who died but bodies could not be retrieved due to the dangers of the ships collapsing.
All US battleships attacked at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 were repaired and put back into service, except: USS Arizona, USS Utah, USS Oklahoma. 1. USS Utah had been redesignated as a trainng/target ship. 2. USS Oklahoma was sold for re-cycling (scrap) and while being towed to California, the line parted, and the Oklahoma sank. 3. USS Arizona is a tomb for over 1,000 men.
The tomb of over 1,000 men; the battleship USS Arizona.
During World War II, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. The ship sank and oceanic whitetip sharks killed many of the men.
Yes in honor of the men who died and are still at the bottom of Pearl habour
I believe you are thinking of the anchor that is on display as part of the USS Arizona memorial. This anchor was actually recovered from the wreckage of the USS Arizona and stands at the entrance of the memorial. The USS Arizona is actually considered a "grave" because the remains of many of the men who served aboard her are still entombed within the ship.
Men must remove their hats on entering.
The names of all the men who died on the USS Arizona are on a plaque at the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. ANSWER Also available online : http://www.pearlharbor.org/casualties%20by%20location.htm
There were 429 deaths on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked at Pearl Harbor.
Well, none, actually. The Missouri (BB63) was only commisioned in the US Navy in June, 1944. The question probably means the USS Arizona, which was destroyed in Pearl Habor 12/7/41 with the loss of 1177 men.