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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- Japan Capitulates --
Allied Fleet off Japan, 15 August - 2 September 1945

Carrier Plane Patrols Over Japan, early September 1945

This page presents pictures taken during aerial patrols over Japan shortly after the 2 September 1945 surrender ceremonies. Views mainly show prisoner-of-war camps.

For additional views of aerial patrols over Japan, taken before 2 September 1945, see Carrier Planes Patrol Over Japan

For links to further pictorial coverage of the Allied Fleets off Japan during 15 August - 2 September 1945, see: 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 #: 80-G-332512

Surrender of Japan, 1945


Prisoner of War camp in the Tokyo area, seen from a U.S. Navy plane on 6 September 1945.
Note damaged bridge in center.

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

Online Image: 103KB; 740 x 620 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-455738

Tokyo, Japan


Prisoner of War camp in the Minato district of Tokyo, photographed from a USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) plane, 6 September 1945.
The camp is in the lower center, with several parachutes on the ground from supply drops by B-29s.
Note damaged buildings and extensive burned-out areas nearby and in the distance.

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

Online Image: 117KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-455739

Prisoner of War Camp # 44, near Kobe, Japan


Photographed from a USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) aircraft, 6 September 1945.
The camp was located about 2 1/2 miles north of the Kobe docks.

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

Online Image: 117KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-455740

Prisoner of War Camp # 183, at Kobe, Japan


Photographed from a USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) aircraft, 6 September 1945.
Note U.S. flag flying from the camp's main building, and burned out structures across the street from the camp.

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

Online Image: 114KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-455770

Kakogawa, Japan


A Grumman F6F-5N "Hellcat" fighter over the countryside near Kakagawa, 12 September 1945, with small towns and industrial facilities also visible.
Photographed from a USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) plane.

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

Online Image: 118KB; 660 x 675 pixels

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

 


For additional views of aerial patrols over Japan, taken before 2 September 1945, see Carrier Planes Patrol Over Japan

For links to further pictorial coverage of the Allied Fleets off Japan during 15 August - 2 September 1945, see: Overview and Special Image Selection

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


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25 February 1999