Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, and Pacific Ocean Areas, signs the Instrument of Surrender as United States representative, during the surrender ceremonies on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945. Standing immediately behind him are (left to right): General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander; Admiral William F. Halsey, Commander, Third Fleet, and Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, Deputy Chief of Staff to Admiral Nimitz. Fleet Admiral Nimitz has signed this print. Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.