VJ-DAY ON THIS DATE IN 1945

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The famous kiss in New York’s Times Square celebrating the surrender of Japan.

On Friday, 15 August 1945 Japan surrendered and the surrender documents were
finally signed during a formal ceremony aboard the deck of the American battleship
U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay (below) on the morning of 2 September 1945, officially ending the war.

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Gen. MacArthur (at microphone) looks on as Japanese Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu signs the surrender document.

 

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Gen. MacArthur signing the terms of surrender 

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