Formal surrender of Japan on the deck of USS Missouri, September 2, 1945. General Wainwright and British General Percival, both liberated from POW Camp near Hsian in Manchuria, standing.

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“And we jumped off the train and kissed the ground. This . . .  was . . .  New Mexico.”

 

— Maynard Meuli, “Beyond Courage”

“Instrument of Surrender”

 

Listen to President Truman's radio address on the unconditional surrender of Japan.

 

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