Japanese surrender on board United States Navy ship Missouri in Pacific during World War 2
Japan Date:1945, September 2 Duration:6 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
American sailors occupy a Japanese naval base south of Yokohama in Japan. Destroyed Japanese aircraft are seen. Japanese workers prepare for the arrival of General MacArthur. A B-29 aircraft lands and General MacArthur gets down from the plane. Surrender ceremony takes place aboard United States Navy Battleship USS Missouri (BB-63), as large number of soldiers and sailors witness it. An 11-member Japanese delegation photographed by cameramen. Japanese Foreign Minister and General MacArthur sign the surrender papers. General Wainwright also signs them. A map shows Allied zones of occupation.
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