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Photo #: 80-G-344919
Japanese Surrender in the Ryukyu Islands, September 1945
Lieutenant General Toshiro Nomi, representing Japanese forces in the Sakishima Gunto, signs the surrender document during ceremonies held at Tenth Army Headquarters on Okinawa, 7 September 1945.
Standing beside him are Colonel Philip H. Bethune, of the G-2 Section, and Major General Frank D. Merrill, Chief of Staff, Tenth Army.
Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell, Commanding General, Tenth Army, and interpreter T/4 Robert H. Oda are standing opposite the table, at right. Other members of the Japanese delegation are standing behind the table, at left.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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1 March 1999