Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Japan Surrenders

70 years ago today, aboard the USS Missouri the Japs formally surrendered, formally ending the Second World War.

"Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always. These proceedings are closed!" General Douglas MacArthur at the close of the surrender ceremony.
General MacArthur aboard the USS Missouri
Japanese representative signing the surrender document.
U.S. planes fly over the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay at the close of the ceremony.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 2, 1945.

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