Conrad Helfrich and Thomas Hart, circa 1941-1942The first ABDA command meeting with General Wavell, 10 Jan 1942; L to R: Layton, Helfrich, Hart, ter Poorten, Kengen, Wavell, Brett, BeretonAdmiral Conrad E. L. Helfrich signing the Japanese surrender document on behalf of the Netherlands aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945; note MacArthur next to Helfrich. Photo 1 of 2.Admiral Conrad E. L. Helfrich signing the Japanese surrender document on behalf of the Netherlands aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945; note MacArthur next to Helfrich. Photo 2 of 2.
Conrad Helfrich and Thomas Hart, circa 1941-1942The first ABDA command meeting with General Wavell, 10 Jan 1942; L to R: Layton, Helfrich, Hart, ter Poorten, Kengen, Wavell, Brett, BeretonAdmiral Conrad E. L. Helfrich signing the Japanese surrender document on behalf of the Netherlands aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945; note MacArthur next to Helfrich. Photo 1 of 2.Admiral Conrad E. L. Helfrich signing the Japanese surrender document on behalf of the Netherlands aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945; note MacArthur next to Helfrich. Photo 2 of 2.
Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the United Kingdom aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 3Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the United Kingdom aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 3Air Vice-Marshal L.M. Isitt signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the Dominion of New Zealand aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945Colonel Lawrence Cosgrave signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the Dominion of Canada aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945.
Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the United Kingdom aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 3Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the United Kingdom aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 3Air Vice-Marshal L.M. Isitt signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the Dominion of New Zealand aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945Colonel Lawrence Cosgrave signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the Dominion of Canada aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945.
Douglas MacArthur giving a pen to Arthur Percival to sign the Japanese surrender document, aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945General Kuzma Nikolaivich Derevyenko signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the Soviet Union aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2MacArthur signing Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945, photo 4 of 4Mamoru Shigemitsu signing the surrender instrument aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 4 of 4
Douglas MacArthur giving a pen to Arthur Percival to sign the Japanese surrender document, aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945General Kuzma Nikolaivich Derevyenko signing the surrender instrument on behalf of the Soviet Union aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2MacArthur signing Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945, photo 4 of 4Mamoru Shigemitsu signing the surrender instrument aboard USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Japan, 2 Sep 1945, photo 4 of 4
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