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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- Japan Capitulates --
Initial Occupation of Japan, 28 August - 2 September 1945

Miscellaneous Occupation Activities Around Tokyo Bay, 28 August - 2 September 1945

This page presents photographs of assorted activities at Yokosuka naval base, Atsugi airfield and other Tokyo Bay area locations during the first few days of the Allied occupation of Japan.

For further pictorial coverage of the initial occupation of Japan, see:
Initial Occupation of Japan, 28 August - 2 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 #: 80-G-490466

Brigadier General William T. Clement, USMC
(left),
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (center)
and
Admiral William F. Halsey, USN (right)

Go over plans at the Yokosuka Naval Hospital, which had been taken over for treatment of released Allied prisoners of war, 30 August 1945.

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

Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 
Photo #: NH 90518

U.S. Submarine Base, Yokosuka, Japan


Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet (seated, center) poses with some of his officers at the newly extablished Yokosuka Submarine Base, 2 September 1945, while celebrating Japan's formal surrender earlier that day.

Many of those present, as identified by Captain J.F. Enright, are listed on NH 90518 (complete caption)

Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 550 pixels

 
Photo #: 80-G-490440

Surrender of Japan, 1945


U.S. Marines destroying small arms at Futtsu-misaki, on Tokyo Bay across from Yokosuka Navy Base, in a first step toward disarming Japan, 30 August 1945. Initial landings had taken place on that day.
Identifiable weapons include 7.7mm Type 99 rifles.

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

Online Image: 105KB; 640 x 675 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-490441

Surrender of Japan, 1945


U.S. Marines destroying rifles, light field guns and other weapons at Futtsu-misaki, on Tokyo Bay across from Yokosuka Navy Base, in a first step toward disarming Japan, 30 August 1945. Initial landings had taken place on that day.

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

Online Image: 103KB; 650 x 675 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-473728

Tokyo, Japan


Seaman Paul Gray, of San Dimos, California, practices riding on a Japanese bicycle while carrying a parasol, in late August 1945.
Photographed by Lieutenant Wayne Miller, USNR.
The U.S. Navy occupied the Yokosuka Naval Base, near Tokyo, on 30 August 1945. Photograph may have been taken there at that time.

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

Online Image: 108KB; 640 x 675 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-490418

Surrender of Japan, 1945


U.S. Navy officers who landed at Atsugi airfield in the first combat aircraft, 29 August 1945.
Those present are (left to right):
Lieutenant Commander Don Thorburn;
Lieutenant Commander E.V. Wedell;
Interpreter S. Toda;
Lieutenant Commander John N. MacInnes;
Lieutenant W.V. Ballew and
Lieutenant Commander Cliff McDowell.
They are standing in front of what appears to be a Japanese Navy/Nakajima J1N1-R ("Irving") that is fitted with a 20mm gun turret.

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

Online Image: 84KB; 740 x 535 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 80-G-490419

Surrender of Japan, 1945


Several U.S. Navy pilots greet members of the Soviet Legation at Atsugi airfield near Tokyo, 28 August 1945. The pilots had landed the first U.S. combat aircraft there shortly before.
Those present are (left to right):
Lieutenant Commander John N. MacInnes;
Lieutenant Commander Don Thorburn;
K. Samiloff, of the Soviet Legation;
Lieutenant W.V. Ballew;
Commander Anatoliy Rodinov, Soviet Navy and
Lieutenant Commander E.V. Wedell.

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

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 525 pixels

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

 


For further pictorial coverage of the initial occupation of Japan, see:
Initial Occupation of Japan, 28 August - 2 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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9 March 1999