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The battleship Arizona was one of the main casualties of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The aerial bombardment on the US's Pacific fleet at anchor was one of the most significant turning points in the war, drawing the US into concerted action.

2,500 people lost their lives in the lightning attack, and of the 2,400 US casualties, more than half came from the crew of the Arizona. Today the wreck and the area above it is designated a national memorial, and respected as a war grave. The on-shore visitors centre has some small exhibits that fill you in on the Arizona and Pearl Harbour, and there is a short movie that details the events of that fateful day. A boat takes you to the memorial itself, a platform that floats above the submerged ship.


 
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