Celebratory photo of American servicemen on top of a Japanese G4M bomber painted in surrender markings at Ie Jima, 20 Aug 1945. This plane brought in Japanese envoys the day before and would take them out later this dayDouglas MacArthur observing the arrival of the Japanese delegation, Manila City Hall, Philippine Islands, 20 Aug 1945Members of the Australian Mission Group at the Japanese surrender talks, Japan, 20 Aug 1945; left to right: Cdre John Collins, Lt Gen Frank Berryman, Capt Roy Dowling, Air Cdre Raymond BrownellSoviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2
Celebratory photo of American servicemen on top of a Japanese G4M bomber painted in surrender markings at Ie Jima, 20 Aug 1945. This plane brought in Japanese envoys the day before and would take them out later this dayDouglas MacArthur observing the arrival of the Japanese delegation, Manila City Hall, Philippine Islands, 20 Aug 1945Members of the Australian Mission Group at the Japanese surrender talks, Japan, 20 Aug 1945; left to right: Cdre John Collins, Lt Gen Frank Berryman, Capt Roy Dowling, Air Cdre Raymond BrownellSoviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2
Soviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2Two Mitsubishi G4M ‘Betty’ bombers that brought the Japanese surrender delegation to Ie Jima on 19 Aug 1945. The planes remained at Ie Jima as the delegation went on to Manila in a US transport (20 Aug 1945 photo).USS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflageUSS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflage
Soviet troops flying the red flag atop the train station at Harbin, Songjiang, China, circa 20 Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2Two Mitsubishi G4M ‘Betty’ bombers that brought the Japanese surrender delegation to Ie Jima on 19 Aug 1945. The planes remained at Ie Jima as the delegation went on to Manila in a US transport (20 Aug 1945 photo).USS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 1 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflageUSS Ancon at anchor, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, mid-Aug 1945, photo 2 of 2; note Measure 31a, Design 18Ax camouflage
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
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


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