Raising the US flag over Wake Island after Japan's surrender, 4 Sep 1945; Japanese commanding officer Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara in foreground

Caption   Raising the US flag over Wake Island after Japan's surrender, 4 Sep 1945; Japanese commanding officer Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara in foreground ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 96813
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 26 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
22 Jun 2017 10:04:10 PM

The official Navy version of this photograph is reversed left-to-right from what is seen here, which is incorrect, of course, because that orientation has everyone saluting with their left hands. Despite displaying the image reversed, the official Navy caption describes Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara as standing in the right foreground, which is correct for this orientation.

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