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Photo #: USA C-4626 (Color)

Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945

Japanese Foreign Ministry representatives Katsuo Okazaki and Toshikazu Kase, and Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, U.S. Army, correcting an error on the Japanese copy of the Instrument of Surrender, at the conclusion of the surrender ceremonies, 2 September 1945.
Photographed looking forward from USS Missouri's superstructure.
Note the relaxed stance of most of those around the surrender table.
The larger ship in the right distance is USS Ancon (AGC-4).

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Image posted 28 January 1999
Coding updated 28 March 2004