• A unique perspective - visitors look down upon the USS Arizona

    World War II Valor in the Pacific

    National Monument HI,AK,CA

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  • Park Closure due to Tropical Storm Ana

    The USS Arizona Memorial, museums, theaters and ticket counter and snack shop will be closed Saturday, October 18, 2014. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center bookstore and grounds will remain open until 2pm. The park will remain closed Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • Shrine Room Closed

    The Shrine Room of the USS Arizona Memorial will be closed for construction for approximately 5 weeks. Access to the USS Arizona Memorial will still be available during this time and viewing of the construction will be visible.

Civilian Casualties

At dawn on December 7, 1941, more than half of the United States Pacific Fleet, approximately 150 vessels and service craft, lay at anchor or alongside piers in Pearl Harbor. All but one of the Pacific fleet's battleships were in port that morning, most of them moored to quays flanking Ford Island. By 10:00 a.m., the tranquil Sunday calm had been shattered. Twenty-one vessels lay sunk or damaged, the fighting backbone of the fleet apparently broken. Smoke from burning planes and hangars filled the sky, while oil from sinking ships clogged the harbor. Death was everywhere.

The loss of life that day wasn't restricted only to military personnel, or even to Pearl Harbor. Civilians of very different backgrounds, ages, and locations on the island of Oahu also took a heavy toll. The list below contains the names and locations of the 49 civilians killed in the attack on Oahu.

 

Civilians

Ewa

Yaeko Lillian Oda, 6 Francisco Tacderan, 34

Honolulu

John Kalauwae Adams, 18 Joseph Kanehoa Adams, 50
Nancy Masako Arakaki, 8 Patrick Kahamokupuni Chong, 30
Matilda Kaliko Faufata, 12 Emma Gonsalves, 34
Ai Harada, 54 Kisa Hatate, 41
Fred Masayoshi Higa, 21 Jackie Yoneto Hirasaki, 8
Jitsuo Hirasaki, 48 Robert Yoshito Hirasaki, 3
Shirley Kinue Hirasaki, 2 Paul S. Inamine, 19
Robert Seiko Izumi, 25 David Kahookele, 23
Edward Koichi Kondo, 19 Peter Souza Lopes, 33
George Jay Manganelli, 14 Joseph McCabe, Sr., 43
Masayoshi Nagamine, 27 Frank Ohashi, 29
Hayako Ohta, 19 Janet Yumiko Ohta, 3 months
Kiyoko Ohta, 21 Barbara June Ornellas, 8
Gertrude Ornellas, 16 James Takao Takefuji, aka Koba, 20
Yoshio Tokusato, 19 Hisao Uyeno, 20
Alice White, 42 Eunice Wilson, 7 months

John Rodgers Airport

Robert H. Tyce, 38

Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station

Kamiko Kookano, 35 Isaac William Lee, 21

Pearl City

Rowena Kamohaulani Foster, 3

Wahiawa

Chip Soon Kim, 66 Richard Masaru Soma, 22

Waipahu

Tomoso Kimura, 19

Honolulu Fire Department

Hickam Field

John Carriera, 51 Thomas Samuel Macy, 59
Harry Tuck Lee Pang, 30


Federal Government Employees

Hickam Field

August Akina, 37 Philip Ward Eldred, 36 Virgil P. Rahel, age unknown

Pearl Harbor

Tai Chung Loo, 19

Red Hill

Daniel LaVerne, 25

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Although the USS Arizona was stricken from the official register of U.S. naval vessels after the attack, on March 7, 1950, she was symbolically "re-commissioned" when a flagpole was erected on the ship.