Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

Brooklyn Navy Yard:  The Brooklyn Navy Yard (shown in 1942) operates 24/7 during the war with a staff of 70,000. It builds such vessels as the USS Missouri, the battleship whose deck would host the Japanese surrender.

Brooklyn Navy Yard: The Brooklyn Navy Yard (shown in 1942) operates 24/7 during the war with a staff of 70,000. It builds such vessels as the USS Missouri, the battleship whose deck would host the Japanese surrender.

Library of Congress  Japanese Troops Defeated on Okinawa

Library of Congress Japanese Troops Defeated on Okinawa

Did you know what Japan did in World War II�

Did you know what Japan did in World War II…

JAPANESE SURRENDER PEACE TREATY SIGNING VINTAGE WWII SNAPSHOT PHOTOGRAPH

Japanese surrender peace treaty signing vintage wwii snapshot photograph

TORASHIRO KAWABE JAPANESE SURRENDER PEACE DELEGATION SNAPSHOT PHOTO AUG 19 1945

Torashiro kawabe japanese surrender peace delegation snapshot photo aug 19 1945

JAPANESE SURRENDER PEACE ENVOY BOARDING C54 FLIGHT TO MANILA WWII SNAPSHOT PHOTO

Japanese surrender peace envoy boarding c54 flight to manila wwii snapshot photo

Dates in American Naval History: Aug 14, 1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II.

Dates in American Naval History: Aug 14, 1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II.

Japanese Occupation in Singapore - Code of conduct in school. Annual pilgrimage to Japanese War Memorial. Taught Japanese songs and culture. Selection of students. Nature of examinations. Attitude of teachers and their relationship with students. Attended Research Class after completing nine months course. Formation of Old Students Union. Activities of the Union.

Japanese Occupation in Singapore - Code of conduct in school. Annual pilgrimage to Japanese War Memorial. Taught Japanese songs and culture. Selection of students. Nature of examinations. Attitude of teachers and their relationship with students. Attended Research Class after completing nine months course. Formation of Old Students Union. Activities of the Union.

The battleship will always have an important place in U.S. military history.  Here are 19 pictures that show why:

The battleship will always have an important place in U.S. military history. Here are 19 pictures that show why:

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