Japanese RAdm Shigematsu Sakaibara signing the surrender of Wake Island to US Marine BGen Lawson Sanderson aboard USS Levy, 4 Sep 1945. Care was made to ensure the Japanese surrendered Wake to the Marines.Raising the US flag over Wake Island after JapanUS President Harry Truman and Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Arthur Radford walking to their car at the Wake Island conference, 16 Oct 1950. Note lines from early wirephoto transmission “noise.”
Japanese RAdm Shigematsu Sakaibara signing the surrender of Wake Island to US Marine BGen Lawson Sanderson aboard USS Levy, 4 Sep 1945. Care was made to ensure the Japanese surrendered Wake to the Marines.Raising the US flag over Wake Island after Japan's surrender, 4 Sep 1945; Japanese commanding officer Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara in foregroundUS President Harry Truman and Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Arthur Radford walking to their car at the Wake Island conference, 16 Oct 1950. Note lines from early wirephoto transmission “noise.”


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