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USS Arizona - Color Detail

Flag removed from the body of an unidentified man on board USS Arizona, BB 39, December 7, 1941.

At right: Halyard snaps from the USS Arizona flag staff.

The flag was raised on the Arizona on December 7th, and continued flying at the ship's stern until several hours after the attack. It was removed by several of the surviving ship's officers.

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