Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial A Pictorial by Richard A. Wisniewski

By Richard A. Wisniewski

This can be a simple to learn pictorial historical past of Pearl Harbor and the 184 feet. USS Arizona Memorial. via black and white images, descriptions, illustrations, and maps, an account of Pearl Harbor is given. This publication isn't really in regards to the incidents of the December 7, 1941 on my own. it's in regards to the USS Arizona Memorial, which has turn into a tribute to people who have been killed there on December 7, no matter if army or civilian group of workers. it's a very informative ebook with a number of black and pictures on each web page, 10 chapters on quite a few features, and a very good bibliography on the finish.

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Congress Joint 1 Admiral Chester W. Nimitz replaced Admiral Kimmel as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet; Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmons replaced Lieutenant General Short as Commanding General of the Hawaiian Department; and Major General Clarence L. Tinker replaced Major General Frederick L. Martin as Commander of the Army Air Force in Hawaii. Kimmel and Short were allowed to retire without facing trials by courts- Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, contains 39 volumes and includes the reports issued by the Roberts Commission, the Army Pearl Harbor Board, the Navy Court of Inquiry, and the Hewitt Inquiry together with endorsements and other supporting material.

A third bomb ruptured Shaw's fuel tanks, spreading burning oil throughout the forward portion of the ship. The intense heat from this oil fire triggered the spectacular explosion that wrecked the for- and ward part of the ship. As the floating dry dock sank from bomb damage that it received, the forward section of the Shaw also sank. But her aft section remained buoyant and stayed afloat. These fires and explosions led to the sinking of the small tug Sotoyomo^ which also was in the floating dry dock.

Saratoga was docked in San Diego. Earlier in the year, the carriers Hornet and Yorktown had been transferred to the Atlantic Fleet along with a number of battleships, cruisers, destroyers, oilers, and auxiliary vessels. In the midst of the attack, eighteen Dauntless dive-bombers from the carrier Enterprise flew into Pearl Harbor. Surprised, outnumbered, and low on fuel, most of them managed to land at various bases on Oahu. Also flying into Pearl Harbor during the attack were about twelve Army B-17 bombers from California.

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