Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

1945:  September 4:  Japanese Surrender and Prisoners of War

The Japanese surrendered Wake Island on September 4, 1945 on board USS Levy (DE-162).  The images in this section pertain to the surrender and the Japanese prisoners of war following the summer.  

Image:  80-G-490485:  Surrender of Wake Island, September 4, 1945.  Discussing terms of surrender on board USS Levy (DE-162).  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.