Chinese-Canadians celebrating victory over Japan, 16 Aug 1945; note flags of Canada, United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and China being displayedHMS King George V, USS Missouri, a British destroyer, and an American Essex-class carrier at sea off Japan, 16 Aug 1945Letter from the Captain of the carrier Ticonderoga, William Sinton, to the ship’s officers and men about what to expect in the days immediately following the Japanese surrender, 16 Aug 1945US Marines celebrating, Okinawa, Japan, Aug 1945
Chinese-Canadians celebrating victory over Japan, 16 Aug 1945; note flags of Canada, United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and China being displayedHMS King George V, USS Missouri, a British destroyer, and an American Essex-class carrier at sea off Japan, 16 Aug 1945Letter from the Captain of the carrier Ticonderoga, William Sinton, to the ship’s officers and men about what to expect in the days immediately following the Japanese surrender, 16 Aug 1945US Marines celebrating, Okinawa, Japan, Aug 1945


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Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945