How many died on the USS Utah?

58 men died when USS Utah was attacked on December 7, 1941, including six officers and 52 enlisted men. Four of the 58 men were buried on land, but the other 54 are still entombed inside the ship. As is the case with USS Arizona survivors, USS Utah survivors can...

How long did the Battle of Pearl Harbor last?

We don’t call it the “Battle of Pearl Harbor,” because it was a surprise attack and almost completely one-sided. Therefore, a more accurate question is, “How long was the attack on Pearl Harbor?” It began with the order to attack...

When was the USS Arizona Memorial built?

Construction of the USS Arizona Memorial began in 1960. The  memorial was built over the next two years and dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30th, 1962. The construction was managed by Walker-Moody Construction Company assisted by the Pearl Harbor Public Works Center....

Did Elvis Presley pay for the Arizona Memorial?

Several individuals and organizations raised funds to build the Arizona Memorial. National Park rangers at Pearl Harbor are often asked, “Did Elvis Presley pay for the Arizona Memorial?” The answer is that he did not pay for the entire memorial but he did...

Why is the USS Arizona underwater?

The USS Arizona is the final resting place for hundreds of sailors. The Navy decided to leave them and their ship where they were after an inspection a few months after the attack. It was determined that there was so much damage that the ship was a total loss and...

Why did the Japanese attack only by air?

Actually, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was not only from the air. They also employed so-called midget submarines, although those were largely unsuccessful. The vast majority of the attack was by air. The mastermind of the attack, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto,...

How many people died at Pearl Harbor during the attack?

The total number of military personnel killed was 2,335, including 2,008 navy personnel, 109 marines, and 218 army. Added to this were 68 civilians, making the total 2403 people dead. 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. The number of wounded came to 1,143 with 710 navy,...

When was Pearl Harbor attacked?

Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7th, 1941. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida gave the order To To To—to deploy into attack formation—at 0749 hrs. The famous order to attack, Tora Tora Tora, was made at 0753 hrs and the attack began. The first attack group struck Pearl...

Did FDR use cocaine before his “Infamy” speech?

Right now you are probably thinking that this is a ridiculous question. Actually, it’s not. There is a good chance that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was given cocaine before his famous “Day of Infamy” speech. On December 7th and 8th, FDR was...
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