Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bodfish in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

USS Arizona

 
 
USS Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
1. USS Arizona Marker
Inscription. She was one of the mightiest battleships of her time, measuring 608 feet in length and 97 feet at the widest point in her beam. She carried twelve 14 inch guns in four turrets and 22.5 inch .51 caliber guns. Her displacement was 31,400 tons with a mean draft of 29 feet.

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
USS Arizona Marker and Memorial Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
2. USS Arizona Marker and Memorial Plaques
The 2-ton rusted tripod
Elizabeth Norris Road and Lake Isabella Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: Elizabeth Norris Road, Bodfish CA 93205, United States of America.
 
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. 6 miles away); Stage Robbery! (approx. 6 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
 
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
3. Veterans Memorial
This Memorial
Is Places In
Honor of All
Veterans
Who Have Served
Our Country
So Valiantly
Veterans Memorial Plaque and Drive Shaft, (possibly the propulsion exhaust system.) image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
4. Veterans Memorial Plaque and Drive Shaft, (possibly the propulsion exhaust system.)
USS Arizona Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
5. USS Arizona Memorial
Dedicated May 31, 2004
By the people of the Kern River Valley to the people of the United States of America and to those who served her.

This memorial was made possible by so many people who gave of their time and talent to protect and reserve these artifacts of the U.S.S. Arizona and we are truly grateful. Special Thanks To:
Joseph Nemish: Pearl Harbor Survivor Ann J. Nemish: Historian William E. Thomas: U.S. Congressman Joh McQuiston: Kern County Supervisor 1st Dist. Ronald B. Bonewell: L.I.Valley Mortuary Robert Addison: Kern County Roads Director John R. Wilbanks: Kern County parks Planner Eric Gulsrud: Director L.I.Valley Mortuary Lake Isabella/Bodfish Property Owners Assoc. V.F.W. Post 7665 The Children of Woodrow Wallace School
2-ton Rusted Tripod image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
6. 2-ton Rusted Tripod
USS Arizona Torpedoes image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
7. USS Arizona Torpedoes
USS Arizona Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 31, 2013
8. USS Arizona Memorial
 
 
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 268 times since then and 35 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.
Paid Advertisement