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A Curtis SB2C Helldiver flying from USS Intrepid over Tientsin, China (now Tianjin), 5 Sep 1945. Intrepid launched 86 aircraft this day as a show of strength during the demobilization of Japanese forces in the area.Colonel Louis P. Ely reading surrender terms of Major General Toshio Taga, Okinawa, Japan, 5 Sep 1945
A Curtis SB2C Helldiver flying from USS Intrepid over Tientsin, China (now Tianjin), 5 Sep 1945. Intrepid launched 86 aircraft this day as a show of strength during the demobilization of Japanese forces in the area.Colonel Louis P. Ely reading surrender terms of Major General Toshio Taga, Okinawa, Japan, 5 Sep 1945
Demobilized Japanese soldiers, Yokohama, Japan, 5 Sep 1945Former American captives departing a prisoner of war camp, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945
Demobilized Japanese soldiers, Yokohama, Japan, 5 Sep 1945Former American captives departing a prisoner of war camp, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945
Former American prisoners of war arriving at Kiirun (now Keelung), Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945Former American prisoners of war being transported from Taihoku (now Taipei) to Kiirun (now Keelung), Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945
Former American prisoners of war arriving at Kiirun (now Keelung), Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945Former American prisoners of war being transported from Taihoku (now Taipei) to Kiirun (now Keelung), Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945
Interior of a Japanese prisoner of war camp for American captives, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945Two TBM-3 aircraft of US Navy squadron VT-26 at Matsuyama Airfield, Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan, early Sep 1945
Interior of a Japanese prisoner of war camp for American captives, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945Two TBM-3 aircraft of US Navy squadron VT-26 at Matsuyama Airfield, Taihoku (now Taipei), Taiwan, early Sep 1945
Unidentified American servicemen in Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945USMC Colonel A. D. Cooley and others in Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945
Unidentified American servicemen in Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945USMC Colonel A. D. Cooley and others in Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945
USMC Colonel A. D. Cooley conferring with Japanese officers over the liberation of US prisoners of war, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945USMC Major Dick Johnson
USMC Colonel A. D. Cooley conferring with Japanese officers over the liberation of US prisoners of war, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945USMC Major Dick Johnson's TBM-3 Avenger aircraft at Matsuyama Airfield, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945, photo 1 of 2; Johnson was the first US airman to arrive on Taiwan at the end of the war
USMC Major Dick Johnson
USMC Major Dick Johnson's TBM-3 Avenger aircraft at Matsuyama Airfield, Taiwan, 5 Sep 1945, photo 2 of 2; Johnson was the first US airman to arrive on Taiwan at the end of the war


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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945