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General Seishiro Itagaki signing surrender documents aboard HMS Sussex at Singapore, 4 Sep 1945Japanese RAdm Shigematsu Sakaibara signing the surrender of Wake Island to US Marine BGen Lawson Sanderson aboard USS Levy, 4 Sep 1945. Care was made to ensure the Japanese surrendered Wake to the Marines.
General Seishiro Itagaki signing surrender documents aboard HMS Sussex at Singapore, 4 Sep 1945Japanese RAdm Shigematsu Sakaibara signing the surrender of Wake Island to US Marine BGen Lawson Sanderson aboard USS Levy, 4 Sep 1945. Care was made to ensure the Japanese surrendered Wake to the Marines.
Raising the US flag over Wake Island after JapanUS Army Lieutenant General Lucian Truscott of 5th Army saluting guidon of Co. L, 3rd Btn, 442nd RCT, Livorno, Italy, 4 Sep 1945; note Presidential Unit Citation banner on guidon
Raising the US flag over Wake Island after Japan's surrender, 4 Sep 1945; Japanese commanding officer Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara in foregroundUS Army Lieutenant General Lucian Truscott of 5th Army saluting guidon of Co. L, 3rd Btn, 442nd RCT, Livorno, Italy, 4 Sep 1945; note Presidential Unit Citation banner on guidon


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