American aircraft fly over USS Missouri after the surrender, photo 2 of 3

Caption   American aircraft fly over USS Missouri after the surrender, photo 2 of 3 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-421130
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Photos on Same Day 2 Sep 1945
Photos at Same Place Tokyo, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 29 Dec 2006

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1. J.T. Parcell says:
27 May 2010 12:56:48 PM

Great photo of the Japanese surrender. I have never seen this photo of the Missouri before.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 May 2010 04:37:27 PM


The proceedings opened at 09:08 AM, as 450
aircraft from Task Force 38, roared overhead
General MacArthur, stated:

We are gathered here, to conclude a soleum agreement whereby Peace may be restored.
At the end of the surrender ceremony, and
closing the instrument of surrender, the
General stated, these proceedings are closed

MacArthur turning to Halsey said, Bill where the hell,are all those airplanes? and almost
as if on queue 400 B-29's and 1,500 carrier
aircraft flew over,towards the direction of
Mount Fujiyama.
The United States, had been at war for 1,365
3. Paul says:
27 Apr 2019 01:40:29 PM

Awesome photo

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