More than 30 surviving crewmen from the USS Arizona have selected to be interred in the wreckage of the ship as of 2011. In 1982, the U.S. Navy began to allow USS Arizona survivors to elect to be interred in the wreckage following a full military funeral, if desired. Divers escort cremated remains that are placed inside an urn and deposit them beneath one of the wreck's gun turrets as a final resting place.Know More
Those crew members serving on the USS Arizona prior to the infamous attack that led to the ship's demise in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, can also have their ashes scattered above the site of the wreckage. In addition, crewmen serving on other vessels that were stationed at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack canhave their ashes scattered above their respective ships. Only 18 of the 355 surviving crewmen from the bombing of the USS Arizona were known to be alive in 2011.
The 2-hour assault on December 7, 1941, took the lives of more than 2,500 people and wounded 1,000 others. A total of 18 American ships were destroyed along with 300 airplanes that day. Around half of the casualties occurred on the USS Arizona as a result of four hits by Japanese bombers. The attack on Pearl Harbor catapulted the United States into World War II.Learn more about World War 2
More than 2,500 people were killed when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack on a U.S. military base began at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time and lasted less than two hours, also resulting in the loss of 300 airplanes and 18 American ships.Full Answer >
More than 400,000 Americans died during World War II. The vast majority of these casualties were military personnel. Only about 1,700 American civilians died during the course of the war.Full Answer >
A total of about 185,000 people died in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and their immediate aftermath. Of these, around 110,000 died instantly, and the rest died within days of trauma and radiation sustained in the bombing.Full Answer >
On D-Day, over 4,400 Allied soldiers died, as did between 4,000 and 9,000 German soldiers. This battle was the start of the larger campaign of the Battle of Normandy, which led to 425,000 killed, injured or missing soldiers.Full Answer >