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    Battleship USS Arizona The USS Arizona was sunk on December 7, 1941, when the ship was hit by a 1,760 pound armor-piercing bomb during a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japaneses Naval Forces. The USS Arizona Memorial, built over the wreck of the battleship USS Arizona, was dedicated on Memorial Day 1962. It serves as a lasting tribute to the 1,177 men who lost their lives on that "Day of Infamy".

View of USS Arizona Memorial from Ford Island

71st Anniversary Reunion in Tucson

As the generation of Pearl Harbor Survivors, WWII veterans, and home front civilians pass away, the stakeholders of WWII history pass on to the next generation the hope and promise to remember the events that changed their lives and the course of history.

A multitude of special events are planned. We invite you to join us in to commemorating this historic milestone and honoring the enduring legacy of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.

This year, the USS Arizona Reunion Association will hold their annual reunion Dec 5th - 10th in Tucson, Arizona at the Holiday Inn, 4550 S. Palo Verde Road. Survivor Lauren Bruner is scheduled to attend.

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December 6, 2011 Los Angeles Times - by Richard Simon in Washington

A gun barrel removed from the U.S. battleship Arizona On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Arizona officials have their sights on a rusty gun barrel sitting in a Navy yard in Virginia.
 
It’s a barrel from the battleship Arizona, which was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack, which killed about 2,400 U.S. service members, including 1,177 aboard the Arizona, catapulted the United States into World War II...

The barrel was on the Arizona from 1925 to 1938. It was removed for the relining and sent to Dahlgren for testing. It was installed on the battleship Nevada in 1942, probably as part of the ship's repair after the Pearl Harbor attack, and was used in the D-Day invasion...
 
It was removed from the Nevada near the end of the war for relining again and has remained in a storage area at Dahlgren since then...

Read full story here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/arizona-seeks-gun-from-uss-arizona.html

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Interview with USS Arizona Survivor Don Stratton - 6 Dec 2011

USSARIZONA.ORG Highlights

USSARIZONA.ORG is dedicated to preserving the history of our great ship, Battleship USS Arizona (BB-39). Below are some highlights of the extensive information you will find on our website:

  • Survivor & Crew Stories: stories from the brave men who survived Pearl Harbor
  • Known Living Survivors: list and photos of the 19 known living survivors
  • Photo Galleries: history of the ship including sports and day-to-day life onboard

Latest News

USS Arizona Survivor Glenn Lane passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

by Ted Langdell 10 December 2011 - Published 11:42pm PST USS Arizona Survivor Glenn Harvey Lane passed away Saturday morning,...

Pearl Harbor survivors group: We will disband

Associated Press
Posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM PST
Updated today at 11:02 AM PST PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii...

Presidental Proclamation - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release - December 06, 2011
Presidential Proclamation...
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