Flag Allowance Orders

Flag Allowance Orders

Flag Allowance Orders

FLAG ALLOWANCE ORDERS.

Subject: Flag Allowance General Quarters and Dispersion Bill.

1. When general quarters or torpedo defense quarters are sounded for other thean drill, or test purposes or morning and evening alert, men of the THIRD Fleet Flag allowance will proceed to the stations assigned them as follows:

(a) Flag Plot

Carr, Y 2/c.Merlar, CY.

Dial, Rdm 2/c.

Scarpa, Rdm 2/c.

Weber, MoMM 1/c.

Stoneham, QM 2/c.

RN ib watch remain at stations.

(b) Flag Bridge

Suiter, CY.

(c) Signal Bridge

SM on watch remain at stations.

(d) Main Radio

RM on watch remain at stations.

(e) Flag Office

Singley, CY      Garner, BM 2/c

Blasius, Y 1/c.  Orban, Cox (THIS WAS MY GRANDFATHER!)

Bucon, Y 2/c.   Beal, AerM 3/c

Madson, CY.     McDonnell, AerM 3/c

Jacobs, Y 3/c   Brunner, S 2/c. (RM)

Johnson, Y 2/c.  Massar, S l/c. (RM)

Runyon, Y 3/c.   Gill, Y l/c.

(f) Room 0202

Militello, Y 2/c.

Britzenhoff, CY

Broussard, Y 3/c.

(g) Room 0203

Erickson, Y l/c.

FLAG ALLOWANCE ORDER. (cont.)

(h) Intelligence Office (Admiral's Cabin)

Howes, Y 2/c.

Houston, Sp (X) l/c.

(i) Admiral's Country

Stewards and Cook assigned to wardroom.

(k) Captain's Cabin (or as Commodore Boone may direct.)

Wagoner, PhM l/c.

(l) Room 0113

Lavelle, Y 3/c

Polidori, Y 3/c.

(m) Marines as assigned by Sgt. Mitchell.

(n) SM off watch to assigned area for Ship's SM off watch.

(o) One Section of RM off watch to Cpt. A-307-L. One section of RM off watch remain in their living spaces.

(p) Room 0121

Erikson and McGill, PhoM, topside for action pictures.

(q) Radio Intelligence

RM assigned to RI Unit

(r) Remain in assinged living spaces

Small, Y 2/c.  Bock, Cox.

Wolfe, Y 3/c.  Crowe, S l/c.

Boothroy, AermM 3/c.  Dick, Cox.

Eden, Aerm 3/c  Lewis, BM 2/c

Zenner, Aerm 2/c. Roche, EM 1/c.

Pridmore, GM 3/c.  Wilhite, S 2/c.

(s) Aerological Offices

Zaffino, CAerM.

Flag Allowance (cont.)

2.  The men listed above who do not have duties assigned during general quarters or torpedo defense are subject to call.

 

ROBT. B. CARNEY

Chief of Staff.

 

Copy to:

Admiral

Chief of Staff.

All Section Heads.

S.D.O.

Executive Officer.

All Flag enlisted men.

 

H.C. CARROLL,

Ass't Flag Secretary

 

 

Staff and Flag Allowance Damage Control and Fire Bill

staff and flag allowance

staff and flag allowance

This document is a memorandum from the USS Missouri during the Japanese Surrender 23 May 1945 and states:

 

United States Pacific Fleet

Third Fleet

23 May 1945

STAFF MEMORANDUM:

Subject:                          Staff and Flag Allowance Damage Control and Fire Bill

 

1.             In the event of damage or fire occuring in the vicinity of Staff personnel, report will immediately be made to Damage Control Central, Telephone 880 or 889.  Thereafter, STAFF OFFICERS will initiate appropriate emergency measures or assist ship personnel until arrival of Ship Repair or Fire Fighting Personnel who will then take charge. Staff Officers shall assist insofar as such assistance does not interfere with principle staff duties.

               In event of damage or fire in Flag Plot, Ship Repair or Fire Fighting Personnel will be guided by advice of Senior Staff Officer present in order that minimum disruption of Staff business may occur.

              STAFF ENLISTED PERSONNEL, except these in Flag Plot, will be considered as part of the ship's organization insofar as damage control and firefighting is  concerned.

              Enlisted Personnel in Flag Plot will conform to the orders of the Senior Staff Officer present.

2.           All staff personnel, officers and enlisted, will render all possible assistance to casualties consistent with continued performance of the principle Staff duties.

(Signed by Admiral Carney)

Robt. B. Carney,

    Chief of Staff    

Copy to:

             00

             01

             CO, USS Missouri 

Procedure of Assembling on Veranda Deck for Actual Ceremony

USS Missouri Japan Surrender Ceremony Procedure on Veranda Deck

Procedure of Assembling on Veranda Deck for Actual Ceremony

 

USS Missouri Japan Surrender Ceremony Procedure on Veranda Deck

The following document details how the Japanese Surrender Ceremony was scheduled. 

8:30                         Officers in groups A, B, and C other than signatories will take places as set forth in annex able as indicated and thereafter in order of seniority as practicable.

8:45                         (Same as above)

08:55                       The Japanese Representatives who will be lying off the ship in their boat will be called alongside. On board, they will be conducted to places assigned as set forth in annex ABLE. If there is a delay, they will be conducted to the Executive Officer's Cabin to await call.

At S-Hour: The Supreme Commander and the Representatives for the Allied Powers will exit from Admiral's Cabin and take places assigned.

It is assimed that the signing of Articles of Surrender will proceed as soon as the Japanese Representatives are in their places.

It is further assumed that The Supreme Commander will address the assemblage and direct the proceedings immediately on assuming his position on veranda deck.

The order of signing will be as follows:

(1) For Japanese Empire

(2) For the  United States

(3) For the Republic of China

(4) For the United Kingdom

(5) For the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

(6) For the Commonwealth of Australia

(7) For the Dominion of Canada

(8) For the Republic of France

(9) For the Commonwealth of New Zealand

(10) For the United Kingdom of Netherlands

In the event of bad weather, a protective shield for documents will be provided.

Order of Dignitaries

Order of Dignitaries on USS Missouri Japanese Surrender

Order of Dignitaries During Peace Treaty Signing

Order of Dignitaries on USS Missouri Japanese Surrender

This document part of my World War 2 Surrender documents which contains the Order of Dignitaries during the Peace Treaty signing on board the USS Missouri during the Japanese Surrender on September 2, 1945. 

The following dignitaries attended the Japanese Surrender Ceremonies on board the USS Missouri:

1.) United States

                          Col. Q.S. Lander (SCAP Liason)

2.) Republic of China

                         Gen. Hsu Yung-Chang

                         Vice Adm. Yang Hsuan Chang

                         Lt. Gen. Chu Shih Ming

                         Maj. gen. Wang Chih

                         Col. Li Sho Chang

                         Col. Wang Pei Cheng

3.) United Kingdom

          (a)          Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, GCB, KBE

                        Capt. A.D. Nicholl, CBE, DSO

                        Comdr. R.H. Courage, OBE, DSC

                        Comdr. (S) A.P. Carwright, SANF(V) Senior South African Officer present.

                        Surgeon Lieutenant G.R. Gayman, RCNVR, Senior Canadian Officer present.

                        Lieutenant V.C. Merry, RNVR

          (b)         Representing British Pacific Fleet

                        Vice Adm. Sir H.B. Rawlings, KCB, OBE

                        Commodore J.P.L. Reid, Chief Staff Officer

                        Lieutenant G.E. Cook, RNVR

                        Lieutenant E.B. Ashmore, DSC

4.) United Soviet Socialist Republic

                        Lt. Gen. Kuzma Nokolaevish Derevyanko

                        Maj. Gen. Nikolai Vasilovich Voronov

                        Rear Adm. Andrey Mitrofanovich Stetzenko

                        Maj. Ivan Joseph Borovsky

                        Capt. Nikolai Michailovich Karamishev

                        Lt. Nikolai Nikolaevich Tulinov

5.) Common Wealth of Australia

                        Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey

                        Lt. Gen. F.H. Berryman

                        Rear Adm. George D. Moore

                        Air Vice Marshal Jones

                        Air Vice Marshal Bostick

                        Commodore J.A. Collins

                               Capt. J. Balfour

6.) Dominion of Canada

                         

 

Original Copy of Surrender Ceremony Documents on USS Missouri

Surrender Ceremony Held on USS Missouri

Original Surrender Ceremony Documents Copy for Japan Surrender Ceremony on USS Missouri

The following documents show the planning that went into the Japanese Surrender Ceremony on board the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. 

 

Surrender Ceremony Held on USS Missouri

 

Group "A" –ARMY

Seating Arrangement for Japan Surrender on USS Missouri

US Army Seating Arrangement Japan Surrender

Group "B" –Navy

ARMY Seating Arrangement for Japan Surrender on USS Missouri

Navy Seating on USS Missouri Japan Surrender

 

Group "C" –ALLIED REPRESENTATIVES

The famous pictures of General MacArthur up at the podium speaking prior to the signing of the Peace

Treaty ending World War II with the Japanese were planned from the following documents:

 

USS Missouri Surrender Ceremony Seating Arragements

 

Annex to Procedure for Assembling on Veranda Deck for Actual Ceremony

"General Mac Arthur and Fleet Admiral Nimitz will be conducted to Admiral's Cabin, starboard side, to join Admiral Halsey.

Guests of all other ranks will be conducted to Captain's Cabin, port side of Veranda Deck and Ward Room,

to remain there until time to asseble for ceremony".

Procedure for Assembling on the USS Missouri Veranda Deck Japan Surrender

The following document shows the USS Missouri Surrender Ceremony. 

Clearly, a lot of planning was involved in the Surrender Ceremony.

USS Missouri Japanese Surrender Annex Able