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Photo #: SC 213700
Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945
Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese Government, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945.
Lieutentant General Richard K. Sutherland, U.S. Army, watches from the opposite side of the table. Foreign Ministry representative Toshikazu Kase is assisting Mr. Shigemitsu.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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27 January 1999