Photo #: USA C-4627 (Color)
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.
Identifications of many other senior officers present will be found in USA C-4627 (Complete Caption).
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