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The surrender ceremony took place aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. Gen. MacArthur is shown signing the document while recently liberated Gen. Jonathan Wainwright looks on. The Japanese delegation is shown lined up at attention before the two generals.

JJapanese surrender signatories arrive aboard the USS Missouri
  Japanese surrender signatories arrive aboard the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay to participate in surrender ceremonies. (NWDNS-111-SC-210626)
 

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