USS Missouri (left) transferring 200 sailors and officers to USS Iowa (right) off Japan, 20 Aug 1945; the transferring personnel were either part of occupation force or simply to make space for the surrender ceremony

Caption   USS Missouri (left) transferring 200 sailors and officers to USS Iowa (right) off Japan, 20 Aug 1945; the transferring personnel were either part of occupation force or simply to make space for the surrender ceremony ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 96781
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Nov 2006

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Gary Metcalf says:
9 Mar 2010 07:20:18 AM

My dad was on that ship on that day, 20 Aug 1945, they were relieving the Missouri after the signing of the piece treaty. Crew of the Missouri became sick and they relieved the Missouri.
2. Anonymous says:
7 May 2010 09:48:13 AM

Our client was on this ship and is interested in knowing who is still around.

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