Photo #: 80-G-701293
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.
Many of the other officers present are identified in 80-G-701293 (Complete Caption)".
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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29 January 1999