|Japanese pilot Lieutenant H. Nomura aboard USS West Virginia to help with the navigation of Tokyo Bay, Japan, 31 Aug 1945||MacArthur embracing Wainwright, the New Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, 31 Aug 1945||Officers of submarine I-400, circa late Aug 1945||US Navy PV-1 Ventura patrol aircraft over Mokapu Point, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 31 Aug 1945|
|USS Wasp (Essex-class) hangar deck set up to accommodate 810 wounded transferred from the fleet for transportation to Hawaii after Wasp was ordered to the rear with typhoon damage to the flight deck, 31 Aug 1945||Vice Admiral John McCain arriving aboard carrier USS Shangri-La for Task Force 38 change of command ceremonies, 31 Aug 1945. Note the disbelieving look from one officer seeing McCain’s famous hat for the first time.|
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