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May 18, 2020

New book available about the USS Arizona, USS Arizona The Enduring Legacy of a Battleship
by Ingo Bauernfeind.


July 7, 2019

I have an obituary from my Grandmother, and it refers to my Uncle Stanley Puchosic as being assigned to the USS Arizona at the time of her death in March of 1935. How can I verify that this information is correct? Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Gary Puchosic

Reply 1
July 7, 2019

There was a Stanley Puchosic (Coxswain) in USS Arizona. He joined the ship Aug. 30, 1934 and according to what I found her was still serving in Arizona as late as Sept. 30, 1940. His service number is 234-03-64, he enlisted at San Pedro, CA, but I think this was a re-enlistment as the date shown is Aug. 30, 1937 (which is after he joined Arizona.)

Michael W. Pocock

Feb. 11, 2015

According to press reports the last surviving officer of USS Arizona has passed away. Then Ens. Joseph Langdell was ashore when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 He saw his ship explode and sink and helped rescue survivors and recover victims. He passed away in northern California at 100 years old. His ashes will be interred with his shipmates on the USS Arizona.

Michael W. Pocock

Sept. 25, 2007

My Father served aboard both the USS Arizona and USS New York. I am in the process of putting together a museum display honoring him for our local museum. Your site has been of invaluable assistance as I have souvenirs & many pictures of the Arizona that my dad had but, I did not have as many of the New York. The pictures of the keel laying and hull construction as well as the launching of the New York help immensely. Thank you for the great site.

Pat Hulcey
Seattle, Washington

Mar. 15, 2007Where were the Coal Docks located in reference to battleship row?

Chas Donachy
St. Marys, Pennsylvania

(Coaling docks were located on the east bank of the Pearl Harbor entrance channel, just south of Hospital Point, at the western end of the oil tank farm located there, and usually easily visible on air photos of the area Robert in Toronto, Canada)

Dec. 29, 2006

I recently came across a picture of a full navel crew on a battle ship- the printed on the picture was : U.S.S. Arizona - 1928 San Francisco I was wondering if you have ever heard of this picture or know where I could get a crew list. I believe my great uncle was aboard the ship when the picture was taken.

Angela Walters

Reply 1.
Mar. 26, 2007

I believe my father (Frank Paul Hatfield) was in this picture also. He served on the USS Arizona as a fireman. My family had a picture of the crew but it has been lost. The crew was dressed in whites. My brother and I would like to each have a copy. If you can tell me where I might get a couple of copies, I sure would appreciate that information.

Floyd G. Hatfield,
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


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