"On This Date in History" Calendar
1945: Japanese Surrender Event
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.