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Photo #: SC 211872
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.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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27 January 1999