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U.S. General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, signs the Japanese surrender document aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78909

U.S. General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, signs the Japanese surrender document aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.

Original caption reads: "U.S. General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, signs the Japanese surrender document Sept. 1, 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. Behind General MacArthur are U.S. Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright, hero of Bataan and Correaidor who was found in a Japanese prisoner of war camp Aug. 20, 1945, and British Lieutenant General Arthur E. Percival, who was forced to surrender Singapore to the Japense. Both were liberated from the Japanese prison camp at Sian, Manchuria, by U.S. paratroops and Soviet forces. Both were flown to Tokyo at General MacArthur's invitation to witness the surrender ceremonies".

Date
1945 September 01
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ron Leidelmeyer
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Record last modified: 2014-10-07 00:00:00
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