Surrender negotiations at Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands, aboard USS Levy, 19 Aug 1945; L to R: US Majuro commander Captain H. B. Grow, and Japanese representatives LtCdr Toyda and Lt Hutsu.

Caption   Surrender negotiations at Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands, aboard USS Levy, 19 Aug 1945; L to R: US Majuro commander Captain H. B. Grow, and Japanese representatives LtCdr Toyda and Lt Hutsu. ww2dbase
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Identification Code   80-G-490371
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Photos on Same Day 19 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Mili, Marshall Islands
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 26 Sep 2006

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1. Anonymous says:
8 Sep 2011 10:03:01 PM

My great uncle was a missionary who visited Milli. He was told a story by the locals about an Allied/American? pilot who, essentially, WAS the air raid on a Japanese airfield just before the surrender of the island. His plane was shot by a rifle? and went down on the island. The locals took my uncle to the spot where the plane had crashed and he saw the wreckage. He always wanted to find out more about the pilot. He recently passed away and his widow has recently expressed a wish to continue this quest. They took down some information, including the carburetor number, but did not know who to contact for further information. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction?
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
4 Apr 2016 05:47:09 PM

Several internet sources display this photo identifying the Japanese officers as Captain Masanori Shiga and his aide. Capt Shiga was the area commander for the Japanese forces and did sign the surrender aboard the Levy three days later but the Levy’s War Diaries are clear that these officers were LtCdr Toyda and Lt Hutsu.

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