Photo #: USA C-4627 (Color) (Complete Caption)
Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur signs the Instrument of Surrender, as Supreme Allied Commander, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945. Behind him are Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright, U.S. Army, and Lieutenant General Sir Arthur E. Percival, British Army, both of whom had just been released from Japanese prison camps.
Officers in the front row, from Percival on, are (left to right):
Vice Admiral John S. McCain, USN;
Vice Admiral John H. Towers, USN;
Admiral Richmond K. Turner, USN;
Admiral William F. Halsey, USN;
Rear Admiral Robert B. Carney, USN;
Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN;
General Walter C. Krueger, U.S. Army;
General Robert L. Eichelberger, U.S. Army;
General Carl A. Spaatz, USAAF and
General George C. Kenney, USAAF.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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Image posted 29 January 1999
Coding updated 24 October 2003