USS Arizona Pacific Fleet Band Number 22

USS Arizona Pacific Fleet Band #22

All Capital ships had bands and at 0800 every morning they played the National Anthem. This is what the bands aboard the ships at Pearl Harbor were about to do on 7 December 1941, but at 0750 everything changed ~ forever ~ and all 21 members of the USS Arizona's band were lost at, or on their way to, their battle stations below decks.

The USS Arizona Band is the only US Navy band which was formed together, trained together, transferred together, reported aboard a ship together, fought together, and died together.

Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease and provided on USSARIZONA.ORG free of charge.
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