The battleship USS Arizona on fire and sitting on the bottom of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii but with her flag still flying from the flagstaff, 7 Dec 1941.

Caption   The battleship USS Arizona on fire and sitting on the bottom of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii but with her flag still flying from the flagstaff, 7 Dec 1941. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-32591
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 7 Dec 1941
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Sep 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Sep 2016 10:45:12 AM

This flag was lost to history. When the flag was finally struck from the flagstaff, it had holes in it from either gunfire or shrapnel or both, it was scorched around the edges, and it was stained with oil. Because of this, a junior officer did exactly what Navy regulations called for and submitted the flag for destruction while requisitioning a new one. Had this flag survived, perhaps it and not Commodore Perry’s flag would have been brought to Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremonies in 1945.

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