Estimated Japanese troop depositions in Kyushu, Japan, 2 Aug 1945King George VI inspecting the crew of USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945King George VI of the United Kingdom and US President Harry Truman aboard HMS Renown, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945; note USS Augusta in backgroundKing George VI returning the salute of American servicemen aboard USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945; the monarch was visiting President Harry Truman aboard this ship
Estimated Japanese troop depositions in Kyushu, Japan, 2 Aug 1945King George VI inspecting the crew of USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945King George VI of the United Kingdom and US President Harry Truman aboard HMS Renown, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945; note USS Augusta in backgroundKing George VI returning the salute of American servicemen aboard USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945; the monarch was visiting President Harry Truman aboard this ship
MacArthur smoking his corncob pipe, probably at Manila, Philippine Islands, 2 Aug 1945Map depicting the proposed invasion routes of Operation CoronetUS President Harry Truman and King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2US President Harry Truman and King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2
MacArthur smoking his corncob pipe, probably at Manila, Philippine Islands, 2 Aug 1945Map depicting the proposed invasion routes of Operation CoronetUS President Harry Truman and King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2US President Harry Truman and King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard USS Augusta, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2
USS Augusta flying the British
USS Augusta flying the British 'White Ensign', the US Presidential Flag (obscured behind the White Ensign), and the US National Ensign while King George VI and President Harry Truman were aboard, 2 Aug 1945


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