USS Missouri BB-63
Japanese Surrender Sept. 2, 1945
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September 2, 1945: USS Buchanan DD-484 waiting for members of the Allied nations, including General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, to embark.



French representative General Jacques LeClerc boards the USS Nichols DD-449 to be taken to the USS Missouri BB-63 for the surrender ceremony.



Members of the Japanese delegation board the USS Lansdowne DD-486 to be taken to the USS Missouri BB-63
for the surrender ceremony. At bottom is General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff followed by
Major General Yatsuji Nagai, Rear Admiral Tadatoshi Tomioka and Toshikazu Kase of the Foreign Ministry.



USS Missouri BB-63 in Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony.



HMS Duke of York in Tokyo Bay for the surrender of the Japanese Empire.
(Photo courtesy of Alan Sutherland, R.N.)



Admiral Richard E. Byrd, U.S.N. is welcomed aboard the USS Missouri BB-63 by Captain Stuart S. Murray, U.S.N., commanding officer of the USS Missouri BB-63 (second from left) for the surrender ceremony. The USS Ancon AGC-4 can be seen in the background.





Japanese Surrender
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Page published May 26, 2007



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