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USS Arizona's Last Band: The History of US Navy Band No. 22

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By Molly Kent

When U.S. Navy Band Number 22 went aboard the battleship Arizona in June 1941, the families of its musicians had no way of knowing the fate which awaited their boys.

But six months later, all the boys in that twenty-one-piece band were dead, along with Arizona and most of her crew, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

In this never before told story of that doomed Navy band, the author has used her extensive collection of private letters and diaries, official papers, books, magazine articles, and photographs to recreate the short life of Arizona's last band.

This book relates the sometimes funny, sometimes sad, experiences of Arizona's musicians as they moved ever closer to their ultimate destiny.

It also tells of the long searches by the musicians' families as they looked for information about their boys' death and struggled to reach some understanding of our disaster at Pearl Harbor.

They finally found the information they sought and shared it with each other for many years.

But never did they understand.

Hardcover. 361 pages.Includes black and white archive photographs.

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