The U.S.S. Arizona “Operation 85” is a civilian volunteer effort to assist the POW / MIA Defense Accounting Agency (DPAA) in locating and acquiring the DNA samples of a minimum of 643 family members that are blood related to the 1072 unrecovered sailors and marines killed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona. With that, we hope the Armed Forces Medical Examiners Office can match those family DNA samples to potentially 85 (or more) unknown U.S.S. Arizona service members currently commingled and buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hi.
Our goal is to have the required minimum 643 family DNA samples by or before the 85th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 2026; and ultimately to have all “unknowns” of the U.S.S. Arizona identified.
To everyone…. we say…… Welcome aboard the U.S.S. Arizona.
Disclaimer: This website and “Operation 85” is managed and maintained by family members of the unrecovered U.S.S. Arizona crew members killed December 7, 1941. We are not in any way affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Department of Defense, any military service, veterans organization, the DPAA, the National Park Service or any other U.S. government entity. Operation 85 acts only as an intermediary to locate and connect with family members of the U.S.S. Arizona crew.
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