Aerial views of U.S. fleet in Sagami Bay, Japan towards the end of World War II. An aerial view shows letters 'PW' painted on the roof of a building at a prison-of-war camp located near Tokohoma seaplane base. An aerial view of Yokohama including the prison-of-war camp located close to a railway junction. U.S. fleet underway includes BBs (battleships) and escorting DDs (destroyers) as they enter Sagami Bay.
United States 3rd Fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan during World War II. USS South Dakota off the coast. USS Missouri at anchor in Sagami-Wan into Tokyo Bay. War correspondent Norman Paige looks through binoculars. Ships of the 3rd Fleet ride at anchor off the coast of Japan. Main batteries of USS Iowa. American flag flies from the gaff of the ship. USS Missouri at anchor close to the shore of Japan. HMS Duke of York and HMS King George I underway at sea. Superstructure of USS Iowa as American flag flies from the gaff. Muzzles of a quad mount 40 inch gun. A signal plays on starboard yardarm. A gunnery officer uses a battle phone in the foreground.
The Pacific Theater of World War II during the Year 1945. Atomic bomb explosion in Japan. USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay in September 1945 for the unconditional surrender of Japan. The ship packed with sailors. Mamoru Shigemitsu and General MacArthur sign the instrument of surrender aboard USS Missouri. Victims of Japanese atrocities in Manila. Corpses lying all along the roads. Men, women and children shot, after tying their hands behind. Refugees under miserable conditions. Japanese General Tojo in hospital after failed suicide attempt. Other Japanese Generals shown in jail cells while under trial (International Military Tribunal for the Far East), including Admiral Shigetaro Shimada, General Shigenori Kuroda, General Masaharu Homma, and Kingoro Hashimoto. Scene changes to Europe, and a Nazi concentration camp soon after its liberation by Allied forces. Corpses of tortured and murdered inmates and victims of Nazi atrocities.
Views from U.S. boat moving among Japanese submarines in Sasebo Bay, Japan, during Operation Road's End, involving the scuttling of the Japanese submarine fleet. Seen are submarines: I-47; I-162; I-156l;n-203;I-158;I-103;107;I-58. An American launch pulls up to I-58 (the sub that sank the USs Indianapolis on July 31, 1945, in the Philippine Sea).Vice-Admiral Robert M. Griffin, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Japan, climbs aboard the sub, followed by other members of his party. Admiral Griffin walks the deck of the submarine, followed by a Rear Admiral, who points out some features of the boat to Admiral Griffith. View of the group standing on the deck of the I-58.
Operation Road's End. Inspection of Japanese submarines,moored in Sasebo Bay, Japan, that are scheduled for destruction, after World War 2. View from a boat passing several of these submarines. One has a group of U.S. Naval officers and others on its deck. View of Japanese submarines I-366 and Number 107. Japanese sailors are decorating the submarines with branches of cherry blossoms. A Japanese officer looking down from boat I-402, as the camera passes below. Closeup of him posing on his boat for the camera.. Captain Atogi Nakamura, Lt. Tashio Tanaka and crew members posing aboard Japanese submarine I-58 (that sank the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945 with torpedos fired by Lt. Tanaka).
A Boeing-29 of the United States 11th Airborne division (a four engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft) flies over Tokyo bay. Various U.S. Navy ships in the bay present for occupation of Japan at end of World War II. United States Light Cruiser USS San Diego CL-53 among them.