Aboard his flagship, USS Missouri, Adm William Halsey toasts Japanís surrender with RAdm Robert Carney, Royal Navy Capt JPL Reid, Royal Navy VAdm Sir Bernard Rawlings, VAdm John McCain, and RAdm Wilder Baker, 22 Aug 1945Aboard his flagship, USS Missouri, Admiral William Halsey receives Royal Navy Vice Admiral Sir Bernard Rawlings, Vice Admiral John McCain, and Rear Admiral Wilder Baker to celebrate Japanís surrender, 22 Aug 1945.Australian troops of 37/52nd infantry battalion loading gear onto a New Zealand PB2B-1 Catalina aircraft at Nantambu, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 22 Aug 1945George Patton riding the horse Favory Africa in Sankt Martin, Austria, 22 Aug 1945
Aboard his flagship, USS Missouri, Adm William Halsey toasts Japanís surrender with RAdm Robert Carney, Royal Navy Capt JPL Reid, Royal Navy VAdm Sir Bernard Rawlings, VAdm John McCain, and RAdm Wilder Baker, 22 Aug 1945Aboard his flagship, USS Missouri, Admiral William Halsey receives Royal Navy Vice Admiral Sir Bernard Rawlings, Vice Admiral John McCain, and Rear Admiral Wilder Baker to celebrate Japanís surrender, 22 Aug 1945.Australian troops of 37/52nd infantry battalion loading gear onto a New Zealand PB2B-1 Catalina aircraft at Nantambu, New Britain, Solomon Islands, 22 Aug 1945George Patton riding the horse Favory Africa in Sankt Martin, Austria, 22 Aug 1945
Imperial Japanese Navy Captain Masanori Shiga (saluting) boarding USS Levy for the surrender signing at Mili Atoll, 22 Aug 1945. US Navy area commander Captain HB Grow stands behind Shiga.Surrender signing at Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands, aboard USS Levy, 22 Aug 1945; L to R: LtCdr Hiroshi Tokuna, Mili commander Capt Masanori Shiga, Lt ER Harris, Lt Col GV Burnett, and Majuro Area Commander Capt HB GrowThe US Third Fleet steaming in tight formation for a photo opportunity as close to 200 airplanes fly overhead, 22 Aug 1945. Photo taken from USS Wasp (Essex-class). Carrier seen is almost certainly the USS Randolph.The US Third Fleet steaming in tight formation for a photo opportunity as close to 200 airplanes fly overhead, 22 Aug 1945. Photo taken from USS Wasp (Essex-class). Note five Light Carriers.
Imperial Japanese Navy Captain Masanori Shiga (saluting) boarding USS Levy for the surrender signing at Mili Atoll, 22 Aug 1945. US Navy area commander Captain HB Grow stands behind Shiga.Surrender signing at Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands, aboard USS Levy, 22 Aug 1945; L to R: LtCdr Hiroshi Tokuna, Mili commander Capt Masanori Shiga, Lt ER Harris, Lt Col GV Burnett, and Majuro Area Commander Capt HB GrowThe US Third Fleet steaming in tight formation for a photo opportunity as close to 200 airplanes fly overhead, 22 Aug 1945. Photo taken from USS Wasp (Essex-class). Carrier seen is almost certainly the USS Randolph.The US Third Fleet steaming in tight formation for a photo opportunity as close to 200 airplanes fly overhead, 22 Aug 1945. Photo taken from USS Wasp (Essex-class). Note five Light Carriers.


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