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Of the total number of men killed at Pearl Harbor, approximately 1,177 were sailors and marines serving on the USS Arizona. Approximately 333 men aboard the USS Arizona survived the attack.
1. Why was the Japanese casualty list so low compared with that of the United States?
2. What percentage of U.S. losses came from the Arizona?
3. What percentage of the total crew on the Arizona survived?
4. Do these figures help you to understand why the remains of the Arizona were chosen as a site for a memorial? Why or why not?
Information for Chart 1 comes from the USS Arizona Memorial, National Park Service.