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1945: Japanese Surrender Event

Saturday, September 2, 2017

1945: Japanese Surrender Event

Description: 1945: Belligerents sign Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri.

Photo info: Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese Government, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945. Lieutentant General Richard K. Sutherland, U.S. Army, watches from the opposite side of the table. Foreign Ministry representative Toshikazu Kase is assisting Mr. Shigemitsu.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.