Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Never Forget: 70th Anniversary of the surrender of Imperial Japan

Deck of the USS Missouri, Tokyo Harbor, September 2, 1945

The ΑΩ: The USS Missouri overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much.

    I was hoping someone would remember this day.

    Interesting factoid: Everyone on the American side was worried the Nips were planning a trap of some sort. The occupation iunits went in loaded for bear.

    MacArthur's plane, flying in to Atsugi field had a Ranger platoon on board, just in case.

    Winnie Churchill later wrote he considered MacArthur's act of debarking his C-54 unarmed and alone the greatest single act of personal courage of the war.


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