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.
Group "A" –ARMY
Seating Arrangement for Japan Surrender on USS Missouri
Group "B" –Navy
ARMY Seating Arrangement for Japan Surrender on USS Missouri
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:
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".
The following document shows the USS Missouri Surrender Ceremony.
Clearly, a lot of planning was involved in the Surrender Ceremony.