Thursday, September 2, 2010

65 Years Ago...

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Instrument of Surrender that brought WWII to a final end. Below are a handful of pictures of the surrender ceremonies from the museum's collection.

USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay 2 September 1945.

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz signs Instrument of Surrender aboard USS Missouri.

General Douglas MacArthur signs Instrument of Surrender.

Color photo of Japanese delegate signing Instrument of Surrender.

U.S. ships at anchor at the close of the day in Tokyo Bay.

Celebrations of the end of WWII with pyrotechnics in Leyte Gulf.