The memorial is built over the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, the final for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941 when their ship was bombed by Japanese naval forces.
It was so windy that the Navy wouldn’t allow the ferries to dock at the memorial, so instead they cruised around the harbor so everyone could take pictures.
Launched on December 7, 1942, the submarine was nicknamed the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” and sank 44 enemy ships during the course of her nine war patrols.
One of the greatest Battleships of all time, where World War II formally ended. On September 2, 1945, the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the allied powers was signed on the Missouri.