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