Japan surrenders

Spectators and photographers crowd USS Missouri’s superstructure to witness the formal ceremonies marking Japan’s surrender, in Tokyo Bay, Sept. 2, 1945. The framed flag (lower right) was hoisted by Commodore Matthew C. Perry on July 14, 1853, in Yedo (Tokyo) Bay, on his first expedition to negotiate the opening of Japan. It had been brought from its permanent home in Memorial Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy for use during the surrender ceremonies.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives

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