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PostIcon Posted on: Nov. 25 2004,10:45  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I was watching on the history channel about the Arizona, it said after the attack in '41, the pilled some of the Arizona bomb ravaged hull on a near by island. They were letting some vets and civilian collectors recieve a peice of this wreckage for historical purpose and the preservation of history. Is this still possible and if so, where may I get a piece of the USS Arizona.? Thanks.. Josh Bullock
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PostIcon Posted on: Nov. 26 2004,11:56 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Aloha Josh,
The 1941 story is somewhat flawed. The pieces of USS Arizona are really from the pieces removed from above the water which were in the way during construction of the present memorial. That included the "old memorial", the small platform for raising the flag. In 1991 and later, select organizations and museums received shards of steel which had spalled from the USS Arizona. These were used for fund raising and exhibit. Alas, that was for a short period of time. The US Navy has no more for fund raising and just a few items for museums.
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And its good that we as general public can't get our hands on pieces of the Arizona or any other significant pieces of history like that. Can you image how fast e-bay would fill up with "Genuine pieces of The USS Arizona"  Pieces of history like the remains of the Arizona, Hood,Titanic, Bismarck and other famous shipwrecks and even pieces of  historic buildings should be left to the Musuem or just simply left alone.

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I disagree with David Aiken's comments.  I do not have the article in front of me, but the British publication After the Battle just ran a story in the last issue on the salvaged bits of the USS Arizona.  A felow researcher was able to get into the compound where all the wreackage is stored.  He took pictures.  He was accompanied by military and civilian police.  I can post more info when I'm at home about the article - the location, when he visited, the remnants in the photos he took, etc.  The site is obvioulsy off bounds for regular folk and you have to have a special reason and purpose to visit, but by the looks of the photos he took, there are several hundred pounds of salvage on the site and some very large pieces at that.
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I think the Article David was referring to is in the After the Battle Magazine out of Great Britian...Issue number 127. I am not certain on the Date of the publication. I am trying to locate a hard copy of this issue so I can put some more info on here for everyone and maybe some scans.

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