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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- Japan Capitulates --
Surrender of Japanese Forces Outside of Japan, 22 August - mid-September 1945

Japanese Surrenders in Other Locations, through mid-September 1945

This page presents views relating to the surrender of Japanese forces in locations not covered on the other pages of this subsection. These include Wake Atoll and the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, China and Borneo.

 

For further pictorial coverage of the overseas Japanese surrenders, see:
Surrender of Japanese Forces Outside of Japan, 22 August - mid-September 1945 -- Overview and Special Image Selection.

For views of other aspects of Japan's surrender, see: Japan Capitulates, August - September 1945

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 96813

Surrender of Wake Atoll, 4 September 1945


Raising the U.S. flag over Wake Island on 4 September 1945, as a U.S. Marine Corps bugler plays "Colors". This was the first time the Stars and Stripes had flown over Wake since its capture by the Japanese on 23 December 1941.
The officer saluting in the right foreground is Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese commander on Wake. Colors carried by the U.S. party, right background, include the U.S. Marine Corps flag.
Photographed by R.O. Kepler, USMC.

U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, in the Collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 70KB; 590 x 765 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-347131

Emaciated Japanese Naval Personnel


Photographed at a Japanese hospital in the Marshall Islands, 15 September 1945. They show the effects of the blockade and constant bombardment of "bypassed" Japanese-held islands in the central Pacific over the last year-and-a-half of World War II.
Location is probably Wotje or Maloelap Atoll.
Photographed by Photographer's Mate First Class Louis Lazarow, of Naval Air Base, Majuro.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 100KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-348290

Curtiss SB2C-5 "Helldiver" scout-bomber
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of Bombing Squadron Ten (VB-10), USS Intrepid (CV-11)

Flies over Tientsin, China, as the city is reoccupied by the Allies, 5 September 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 131KB; 740 x 615 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 91302

Sungsu, Fukien Province, China


Chinese Army generals return to Sungsu after surrender negotiations with Japanese forces on Amoy Island (seen in the background), August 1945. Their motor boat is flying a white flag of truce.

Collection of Commander J.A. Meyertholen, USN(Retired).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 165KB; 740 x585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 44320

Kuching, Borneo


Internees walking to an evacuation area, circa 12-23 September 1945.
After the end of hostilities, U.S. Navy PT boats from Brunei Bay participated in the evacuation of hundreds of internees from Kuching, including women and children.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 


For further pictorial coverage of the overseas Japanese surrenders, see:
Surrender of Japanese Forces Outside of Japan, 22 August - mid-September 1945 -- Overview and Special Image Selection.

For views of other aspects of Japan's surrender, see: Japan Capitulates, August - September 1945



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13 March 1999