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Photo #: 80-G-701293 (Complete Caption)

Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, signs the Instrument of Surrender as United States Representative, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945.
Standing directly behind him are (left-to-right):
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur;
Admiral William F. Halsey, USN, and
Rear Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN.
In front row, background, are (left to right):
Rear Admiral Frederick C. Sherman, USN;
Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, USN;
Vice Admiral John S. McCain, USN;
Vice Admiral John H. Towers, USN;
Admiral Richmond K. Turner, USN;
Rear Admiral Robert B. Carney, USN;
General Walter C. Krueger, U.S. Army;
General Robert L. Eichelberger, U.S. Army and
General Carl A. Spaatz, USAAF.
Others identified behind the front row include (in no order):
Brigadier General Joseph H. Fellows, USMC;
Captain Tom B. Hill, USN;
Commodore J.C. Cronin, USN;
Rear Admiral Ingram C. Sowell, USN;
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, USN;
Rear Admiral Howard F. Kingman, USN;
Rear Admiral Lloyd J. Wiltsie, USN;
Rear Admiral J. Cary Jones, USN;
Captain John S. Thach, USN and
Commodore Joel T. Boone, USN(MC).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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29 January 1999