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Photo #: 80-G-332611
Surrender of Japan, 1945
Two U.S. Navy officers examine a Japanese officer's sword, on board USS Nicholas (DD-449), 27 August 1945. The Japanese were on board to provide piloting services for Third Fleet ships entering Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay.
Note other Japanese swords and sword belts on the table in the foreground.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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19 February 1999