NPS History Services

Daniel Martinez is chief historian at World War II Valor of the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial. In this Q&A, he addresses a wide range of topics, including the Hollywood film Pearl Harbor, preservation of the underwater USS Arizona, meeting U.S. presidents over the years, and the story of Joe George, the man who saved the lives of Donald Stratton and five other USS Arizona survivors. This recording originally appeared as a Facebook Live broadcast.

USS Arizona Memorial Blueprints

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USS Arizona Paint Colors

The New Discoveries and New Interpretation (PDF)
Battleship Arizona Model
Presented by: Daniel A. Martinez, Chief Historian, National Park Service
Donald Pruel, Master Model Builder, JD Productions