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
The total length of the Berlin Wall was 96 miles, of which approximately 26 miles ran north to south, splitting Berlin in two. The remaining 70 miles kept the enclave of West Berlin set apart from the East German state.Full Answer >
Approximately 9.9 million adults and 1.1 million children died during the holocaust. Six million Jews, almost two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe at the time, were killed.Full Answer >
According to the National World War II Museum, 45 million civilians and 15 million combatants died during World War II. The number of soldiers wounded in battle was 25 million. These are estimates, and they are most likely low estimates.Full Answer >
It is estimated that there were between 14,000 and 19,000 casualties on the initial day of the invasion of Normandy. Allied forces suffered the greatest number with approximately 10,000 casualties. The Germans suffered between 4,000 and 9,000 casualties.Full Answer >