|Today is the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Best remembered is the catastrophic explosion and sinking of the USS
Arizona. On Ford Island today, at the base of the Ford Island airstrip control tower that was present on that Sunday morning in 1941, and not far from the grave of
USS Arizona, is the Pacific Aviation Museum. Burl Burlingame is the historian of the Pacific Aviation Museum and has written a monograph on the USS Arizona
entitled USS Arizona DEC. 7, 1941, Rivetcounter 1. Published on December 7, 2014 the monograph is 64 pages in length plus covers and covers the appearance of the
Arizona on the morning of her last reveille. The presentation is done through detailed photographs of the large 1:96 scale model of the Arizona on display at the Arizona
Visitor's Center and scratch-built by Don Preul. This model was commissioned by the National Park Service and unveiled December 6, 2006. Many will remember
the stir it caused because of the blue paint used. Yes, this is the blue Arizona. You can read the column written by Burl on December 7, 2006 about this model for the
Honolulu Star Bulletin, USS Arizona's New Colors.