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.
Location. 35° 36.485′ N, 118° 29.062′ W. Marker is in Bodfish, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Elizabeth Norris Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at Lake Isabella Park at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Isabella (approx. 3.2 miles away); Campsite of Edward Kern (approx. 3.2 miles away); Havilah (approx. 6½ miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 6½ miles away); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx. 6.7 miles away); Kernville Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Kernville (approx. 8.2 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.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 13 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.