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.

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

WW II, Japan Surrenders - 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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Japan surrenders, ending World War II On USS Mo known as mighty moe now docked in Hawaii. Japan, walk of shame repeatedly

Tony Curtis - (aka Bernie Schwartz) in US Navy during World War II

Tony Curtis: Served aboard the USS Proteus during WWII. Was on the signal bridge of the Proteus in Tokyo Bay in 1945 when the Japanese surrendered.

Famous kiss in Times Square when Japan surrendered  There's a statue of this at the harbor by the Midway in downtown San Diego

V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a young nurse in a white dress on V-J Day in Times Square on August ALL-TIME FAVORITE PHOTO ♥

Jack Sharpe was a prisoner in the Outram jail in Singapore; almost no one survived it for two years, and it was from this infamous prison that Sharpe was liberated in August 1945 with the dubious distinction of being its longest survivor. During his captivity, plagued by scurvy, dysentery and scabs, Sharpe saw his weight decreased from 70 kilograms to less than 25 kilograms. He lived to be 88.

A survivor of the Japanese-run Outram jail in Singapore. Not enough Japs were executed for war crimes

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.

Timeline Worksheet: August V-J Day! Japan Surrenders in WWII. Today, we remember August 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.

Japanese History - The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent.

Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board the USS Missouri, 2 September 1945 Shigemitsu-signs-surrender - World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Douglas Macarthur (Youngest American General) He was the head of the Pacific Theatre of WWII. He defended the Philippines freedom and independence. After two years of war on Japan he accepted their surrender and oversaw the Japanese Occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1951. Lastly he lead our armies into Korea in the 1950's and was retired.

Douglas Macarthur (Youngest American General) He was the head of the Pacific…

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

Why did Japan surrender?

WWII September 1945 General Umezu signing the Instrument of Japan's surrender, Tokyo Bay.

Fighter planes fly in formation over the USS Missouri, while the surrender ceremonies to end World War II take place aboard the U.S. Navy battleship, on September 2, 1945.

Dozens of Corsair and Hellcat fighter planes fly in formation over the USS Missouri, while the surrender ceremonies to end World War II take place aboard the U. Navy battleship, on September (AP Photo)--Pin via Sis Lee.

All sizes | Japan surrenders 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, a document signed on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2 1945 in Japan.

2 September 1945 - Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, a document signed on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan.

1945 WW2 Magazine (5120) JAPAN SURRENDERS Radar Tower Hopton on Sea LEONARD MARSLAND GANDER

1945 WW2 Magazine (5120) JAPAN SURRENDERS Radar Tower Hopton on Sea LEONARD MARSLAND GANDER

Witnessing Japan's surrender in China - BBC News

Witnessing Japan's surrender in China

When China's war with Japan ended in Rupert Wingfield-Hayes' great-uncle was sent to Shanghai to find out what had happened to British citizens trapped there in World War Two.

person in a suit and tie: Japan's Empress Michiko talks to Emperor Akihito as he looks at an altar for the war dead during a memorial ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo

person in a suit and tie: Japan's Empress Michiko talks to Emperor Akihito as he looks at an altar for the war dead during a memorial ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo

Japan surrenders: Sept. 2, 1945. Signing documents aboard Missouri in Tokyo Bay. http://www.shorpy.com/node/20071?utm_content=bufferf6536&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer Dave Davis

Japanese foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signing the document of surrender aboard the battleship Missouri as General Douglas MacArthur and members of the Allied delegations watch,

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