USS Oklahoma Memorial

Situated at the entrance to the USS Missouri Memorial, on the ground where many marines and sailors crawled or were dragged to as they fled the burning waters surrounding the sinking USS Oklahoma.

The USS Oklahoma Memorial stands in honor of the 429 men who lost their lives aboard the ship on December 7th, 1941. The Oklahoma was sunk by several torpedoes from bomber planes while moored in Battleship Row.  Survivors jumped off the ship into the burning water, crawled across the mooring line connected to the Maryland and some escaped when rescuers came and opened the hatches. These rescue efforts were started during the attack as they worked amid the oil fires and explosions.

The USS Oklahoma Memorial’s black granite walls are designed to represent the Oklahoma’s hull and the white marble pillars stand to honor and represent the souls lost on the battleship.

Another part of history you won’t want to miss.

 

 

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