USS Wileman, a 1140-ton Evarts class escort ship, was built at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California. Commissioned in June 1943, her active service was mainly spent on escort and anti-submarine duties in the central Pacific. Wileman returned to the U.S. West Coast in September 1945 and was decommissioned in November. She was sold for scrapping in January 1947.
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Photo #: 80-G-343608
Surrender of Japan, 1945
Crew members on USS Wileman (DE-22) celebrate upon hearing of Japan's acceptance of surrender terms, circa 15 August 1945.
Photographer was from Naval Air Station, Ebeye Island, Kwajalein.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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14 March 1999