Bodfish in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Arizona served the Atlantic Fleet during WWI and joined the Pacific Fleet in 1921. She was the flagship of Battleship Division one, participating in many maneuvers, and fleet problems designed to be used in the event of a war against Japan in the South Pacific.
On the morning of December 7, 1941, about 1,447 of her full complement of Navy and Marine officers and men were aboard: about 50 had been unable to return to the ship from shore liberty. When she sank, more than half of her crew had been killed, around 800 of them going down with the ship, 1,117 died on the ship.
Artifacts of the USS Arizona BB-39
Erected 2004 by Joe and Ann Nemish and Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owners Association.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Elizabeth Norris Road, Bodfish CA 93205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 0.8 miles away); Keyesville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Isabella (approx. 3.2 miles away); Campsite of Edward Kern (approx. 3.2 miles away); Havilah (approx. 6½ miles away); Historic Havilah (approx. 6½ miles away); a different marker also named Havilah (approx. 6½ miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 6½ miles away).
Also see . . . Trashed, Rusted Parts Of USS Arizona See New Life As Memories. (Submitted on August 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.