U.S. Marines in Yokosuka, Japan after World War II. U.S. Marines abroad a transport ship study the landing operations for Yokosuka Naval Base. Mountains in the background. A view of the shore of Japan. A ship underway in the background. A Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) loaded with marines hits a seaplane landing ramp at Yokosuka Naval Base. They get off from the LCVP and occupy the naval base. Hangars adjacent to Atsugi Airfield. Wreckage at the base. Wrecked Japanese aircraft. U.S. Marines enter the hangar. Damaged hangars, wrecked planes and navy yard as well as parts of the airfield in the background. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr. and their staff stand in a group.
Surrender of Japanese Imperial forces leads to end of World War II. V-J Day (Victory over Japan) celebrations in 1945. Americans celebrate as newspaper headlines announce V-J Day. Close up view of man holding Boston Post with headline "War Is Over." Teeming crowds in New York City's Times Square celebrating the news. Crowd of citizens, soldiers, and sailors in uniform surrounds a newspaper with headline "U.S. Announces Jap Surrender." Happy crowds of people waving, jumping, and smiling in jubilation. People show V signs. U.S. warships underway at sea. U.S. soldiers aboard ship. Japanese troops parading in Japan. Japanese aircraft lined up in flight line ready for take off to defend the Japanese mainland. Japanese amphibian tanks lined up ready for use against a possible allied invasion. Aerial view of actual atomic bomb explosion over Hiroshima as seen from second B-29 aircraft accompanying the Enola Gay on the bombing run. Ruins of twisted metal and debris in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and civilians walking among the devastation. Japanese civilians along road. Japanese Generals deplaning and meeting U.S. General MacArthur on an airfield. Troops of 11th Airborne Division land in Japan. Marines reach Japanese shores at Yokosuka Naval Base in Landing crafts. American soldier raises American flag in Japan. American troops aboard Japanese battleship Nagato after Japanese surrender. View of the Nagato (later used as a target ship during Operation Crossroads).
U.S. troops at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan after World War II. A Landing Ship Medium (LSM) at Yokosuka Naval Base. Some sweepers are seated and a few are standing. They all watch the LSM. A number on the ship reads '210'. U.S. troops at the base. The bow doors of the LSM are open. Trucks roll down a ramp. A jeep moves at the base. U.S. trucks leave the base. Trucks roll down the ramp into shallow water and on a concrete strip. A truck parked at the base and Japanese civilians standing behind the truck watch the activities that are taking place at the base.
U.S. troops at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan after World War II. A Landing Ship Medium (LSM) approaches Yokosuka Naval Base. A number on the ship reads '210'. The bow doors of the LSM open. U.S. troops disembark from the ship. Troops on a beach. The troops stand on a ramp and unload vehicles. Trucks and ambulances roll down the ramp into shallow water and on a concrete strip. Insignia of the United States on the trucks and the ambulances.
The surrender of Japan to the Allied Forces after the World War II. The United States Marines landing at Japanese Military base in Yokosuka. The United States National Flag hoisted and marines take the control of the base. USS San Diego at the Yokosuka port. Japanese commanders surrender to the U.S. Army officials. U.S. Army Air Force planes land at Hazuki field near Tokyo and troops deplane. Plane with "Bataan" painted on nose. From a plane descends General Douglas MacArthur, the Commnader of the Allied Forces. He is greeted and welcomed by other U.S. Military officials including General Eichelberger. Field filled with Japanese trucks. U.S. troops board the trucks. American prisoners of war released and greeting the incoming U.S. troops. MacArthur inspects the Hazuki air base.
American Naval Submarine Officers posing at the new Submarine Base, Yokosuka, Japan, about two weeks after the Japanese surrender, ending World War 2. Officers in group posing outside a building. A sign on the building reads: "Yokosuka Submarine Base." In the most formal group photo, Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet is seen seated in front row, near center, as he poses with officers in his command.