Condition of the wreck in the 1950s

(photo: U.S. Navy National

Museum of Naval Aviation).

The final wreck appearance after salvage

work was completed and her condition in

the end of 1950s before the USS Arizona

memorial construction started can be seen

in this aerial picture taken on Memorial Day,

May 31, 1958. USS Bennington (CVA-20) passes the wreck of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Memorial Day, 31 May 1958.

Bennington‘s crew formed the name Arizona on the flight deck in a tribute to ship‘s

crewmen lost during the Japanese attack

on Pearl Harbor. Note the outline of Arizona‘s hull and oil spillage from her fuel tanks

(photo: National Archives).

April 2022

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