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12 Liberator bombers flew in four V formations over the Japanese surrender ceremony at Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note Japanese guns in center and M26 Pershing tanks in left cornerA Kairyu-class submarine at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note grafitti drawn by American personnel
12 Liberator bombers flew in four V formations over the Japanese surrender ceremony at Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note Japanese guns in center and M26 Pershing tanks in left cornerA Kairyu-class submarine at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note grafitti drawn by American personnel
American photograph of after bodies (motors) for Japanese Kaiten human guided torpedoes taken at Yokosuka Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan, 7 Sep 1945Captain Jesse McClure (at microphone) relieving Captain George Dufek as commanding officer of escort carrier USS Bogue at Alameda, California, United States, 7 Sep 1945.
American photograph of after bodies (motors) for Japanese Kaiten human guided torpedoes taken at Yokosuka Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan, 7 Sep 1945Captain Jesse McClure (at microphone) relieving Captain George Dufek as commanding officer of escort carrier USS Bogue at Alameda, California, United States, 7 Sep 1945.
Damage crews dousing the flames after a P-47N Thunderbolt of the 413th Fighter Squadron belly-landed at Central Field, Iwo Jima, Japan, 7 Sep 1945.George Patton and Georgy Zhukov, Berlin, Germany, 7 Sep 1945
Damage crews dousing the flames after a P-47N Thunderbolt of the 413th Fighter Squadron belly-landed at Central Field, Iwo Jima, Japan, 7 Sep 1945.George Patton and Georgy Zhukov, Berlin, Germany, 7 Sep 1945
Ha-101 (front edges), I-369, and RO-58 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note the three Kairyu submarines near RO-58Ha-101, Ha-102, and Ha-104 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note five Kairyu submarines on left
Ha-101 (front edges), I-369, and RO-58 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note the three Kairyu submarines near RO-58Ha-101, Ha-102, and Ha-104 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note five Kairyu submarines on left
I-369 and RO-58 at Yokosuka Naval Base, 7 Sep 1945; note the three Kairyu-class submarines at rightJapanese surrender ceremony at the headquarters of US 10th Army, Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note Japanese guns by flagpole, US M26 heavy tanks lower left, US self-propelled guns upper left
I-369 and RO-58 at Yokosuka Naval Base, 7 Sep 1945; note the three Kairyu-class submarines at rightJapanese surrender ceremony at the headquarters of US 10th Army, Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945; note Japanese guns by flagpole, US M26 heavy tanks lower left, US self-propelled guns upper left
Lieutenant General Stilwell accepted Japanese surrender at US Tenth Army Headquarters, Okinawa, 7 Sep 1945. Note Japanese commander Lt General Toshiro Nomi at left in pith helmet.Lt General Toshiro Nomi (in pith helmet) at US 10th Army headquarters to formally surrender all Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands to US Lt General Joseph Stillwell, Yontan, Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945
Lieutenant General Stilwell accepted Japanese surrender at US Tenth Army Headquarters, Okinawa, 7 Sep 1945. Note Japanese commander Lt General Toshiro Nomi at left in pith helmet.Lt General Toshiro Nomi (in pith helmet) at US 10th Army headquarters to formally surrender all Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands to US Lt General Joseph Stillwell, Yontan, Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945
Lt General Toshiro Nomi signing the formal surrender all Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands to US Lt General Joseph Stillwell at US 10th Army headquarters, Yontan, Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945
Lt General Toshiro Nomi signing the formal surrender all Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands to US Lt General Joseph Stillwell at US 10th Army headquarters, Yontan, Okinawa, Japan, 7 Sep 1945


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