WWII Ends 66 Years Ago- August 15, 1945

66 years ago today (August 15) Japanese Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address to the nation of Japan, called the Gyokuon-hōsō (“Jewel Voice Broadcast”), announcing the surrender of Japan. Later on September 2nd, 1945, the formal surrender ceremony was held aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay which included a huge flyover of U.S. Naval and Army aircraft said to have numbered at around 1900 aircraft.
Here the Japanese delicates await aboard the Missouri for ceremony to begin; General Douglas MacAurthor conducts the proceedings on behalf of the United States.
A plaque placed on the deck of the USS Missouri commerates the spot where the declaration was signed on September 2, 1945.
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