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Japanese Surrender, USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay 2 September 1945

Date: Sep. 02 1945 | Identifier: 0035-fos1
Photograph showing Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966) signing the Instrument of Surrender on board the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) during the formal ceremony ending World War II. Standing behind him are representatives of the victorious Allied Powers including General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz autographed it in the bottom margin for his Air Force friend and comrade, Frank A. Armstrong Jr. more...