Photo #: NH 62802
Surrender of Japan, 1945
Japanese Navy Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara, Commander, 4th Fleet, signs the document, at ceremonies on board USS Portland (CA-33) surrendering the base at Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 September 1945.
U.S. Navy officers present around the table are (left to right):
Lieutenant S.E. Thompson, USNR, Flag Lieutenant;
Captain O.F. Naquin, USN, Acting Chief of Staff;
Vice Admiral George D. Murray, USN, Commander, Marianas, (seated), who accepted the surrender on behalf of the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas;
Captain D.N. Cone, USN, representing Commander, Marshalls and Gilberts;
Captain L.A. Thackrey, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Portland;
Lieutenant L.L. Thompson, USN, Flag Secretary, and
Lieutenant A.M. Soden, USNR, interpreter.
Note Marine Corps photographer in right center background, and U.S. flag used as a backdrop.
Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 1 March 1999
Coding updated 21 January 2002