Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
USS Arizona Memorial
The Navy was preparing for war at sea, but not for a massive air attack.
Unknown to the Americans, more than 350 Japanese planes were headed this way from aircraft carriers north of the island, while Japanese midget submarines probed harbor defenses. At 7:55 a.m., the first wave of enemy planes appeared overhead, just as American sailors and marines assembled on the vessels to raise the “Stars and Stripes.”
(Inscription under the photo in the lower center)
Sailors enjoy leisure moments below decks in these pre-war photos taken aboard the USS Arizona. Compartments such as these became tombs when the battleship exploded and sank here.
(Inscription beside the photo on the right)
Top: Sailors give the deck of battleship USS Nevada a clean sweep-down fore and aft---part of the morning routine.
Left: Sunday morning in port afforded sailors
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 21° 22.024′ N, 157° 56.389′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Memorial can be reached from Arizona Memorial Place. The marker is located on the Ceremonial Lawn of the USS Arizona Memorial which is unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pearl Harbor Panorama-West (here, next to this marker); Bombers Over Battleship Row (here, next to this marker); Pearl Harbor Panorama-North (a few steps from this marker); Island of Oahu (a few steps from this marker); Fall and Rise of the Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Arizona Anchor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lone Sailor (about 300 feet away); United States Marine Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
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