Grave For The 1177 Sailors

by Kashif Masood | 23:09 in , , |

Grave For The 1177 Sailors

The attack took place at dawn on December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor lightly asleep when approached from the north squadron of enemy aircraft and caused two lightning attacks: the first 7:53 - 08:15, 09:00-09:20 second. Battleship «USS Arizona» was destroyed already at 13 minutes of the first attack. On average, the attack involved about 300 Japanese bombers and 40 torpedo. On the way to the U.S. naval base they were divided into groups according to the combat missions - dive bombers attacked airfields and torpedo bombers on both sides of the island fort. After 8:04 in the battleship «USS Arizona» Hit 5 bombs. One of them jumped from the gun barrel. Soon battleship exploded. The flames shot up to 240 meters. At the hospital ship «Soles» was seen the fire.
 
 
What caused this violent explosion. Underwater research has shown that there is no reason to believe about defeating torpedoes. Physical testimony prove that battleship bomb fell, because there are film embodying the explosion.
 
Conducting analysis of the captured digital doctor film, the team came to the conclusion that the only bomb dropped from a bomber, punched and hit the deck in the bow of the powder magazine, where it was stored ammunition ship. From the explosion detonated battleship. The chain of explosions struck a bay bay, causing damage that can be seen today.
 
Admiral squad battleships Isaac Keith was killed in the explosion, as well as other members of the crew in 1176. All that's left is the ring of his graduation from the Naval Academy, which swim in the ship's side. The fire raged three days. The ship was destroyed completely. Analysis of fragments took about two years until the fall of 1943. It was found 233 dead bodies. Of the 49 bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor, it was the only sink the battleship. Japanese ingenuity and determination brought victory, but this unexpected victory has made inevitable their total defeat four years later. Today battleship «USS Arizona» still impressive character. Each year, about one million people visit the place of death of the ship. At a depth of a few meters inside it slowly destroys the body still lay immured more than 900 sailors.