Saturday, September 1, 2012

VJ Day – 67 Years Later

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By Terry Orr

Victory over Japan Day marks the end of combat in the Second World War (WWII) and the surrender of Japanese troops. The initial surrender was announced on August 14, 1945 - in Japan it was August 15, 1945. The formal surrender came a short time later on September 2, 1945.
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President Harry S. Truman declared September 2 - VJ Day - on the same day that Japan formally signed the surrender agreement. The signing took place in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri battleship.

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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, US Navy signs the Instrument of Surrender as United States Representative, on board USS Missouri for Japan's surrender.

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USS MISSOURI
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