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Surrender aboard U.S. warship Missouri ends World War II

TOKYO — Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, center in top hat, leads the Japanese delegation aboard the Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the signing ceremony for Japan's surrender in World War II.

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A uranium gun-type atomic bomb (Little Boy) was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by a plutonium implosion-type bomb (Fat Man) on the city of Nagasaki on August 9.

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Victory - and peace - at last! Japan surrenders (1945

Victory – and peace – at last! Japan surrenders (1945)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki WWII Japanese Surrender PowerPoint

Created with PowerPoint 2007This presentation includes 24 slides discussing the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. Topics cover The Manhattan Project, the Potsdam Declaration, MacArthur and Operation Downfall, Truman's ultimate decision, "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," Japan's surrender, and V-E Day." Information is from

1940's Japanese Pacific War Art Postcard "The meeting at Kalijati (Indonesia) (meeting with The Army of Dutch East Indies on 8 March ) : paint work by Koiso Ryohei / published by The Army Art Association, Netherlands / vintage antique old Japanese military war art card / Japanese history historic paper material Japan , surrender

Why did Japan surrender?

General Douglas MacArthur, as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, accepted the unconditional surrender document signed by the Japanese.

Timeline Worksheet: August 14, 1945, V-J Day! Japan Surrenders in WWII. Today, we remember August 14, 1945, the date when Japan surrendered in World War II. I’ve created a matching worksheet to see what you remember from your studies about Japan in World War II.

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Victory - and peace - at last! Japan surrenders (1945

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The Kyūjō Incident was an attempted military coup d'état in Japan at the end of the Second World War. It happened on the night of 14 August 1945 – 15 August 1945, just prior to announcement of Japan's surrender to the Allies. The attempted coup was put into effect by the Staff Office of the Ministry of War of Japan and by many from the Imperial Guard of Japan in order to stop the move to surrender.