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NH 62802 Surrender of Japan, 1945

Photo #: NH 62802  Surrender of Japan, 1945
Title: Surrender of Japan, 1945
Description: Japanese Navy Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara, Commander, 4th Fleet, signs the document, at ceremonies on board USS Portland (CA-33) surrendering the base at Truk, Caroline Islands, 2 September 1945. U.S. Navy officers present around the table are (left to right): Lieutenant S.E. Thompson, USNR, Flag Lieutenant; Captain O.F. Naquin, USN, Acting Chief of Staff; Vice Admiral George D. Murray, USN, Commander, Marianas, (seated), who accepted the surrender on behalf of the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas; Captain D.N. Cone, USN, representing Commander, Marshalls and Gilberts; Captain L.A. Thackrey, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Portland; Lieutenant L.L. Thompson, USN, Flag Secretary, and Lieutenant A.M. Soden, USNR, interpreter. Note Marine Corps photographer in right center background, and U.S. flag used as a backdrop. Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 62802
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