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.


“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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