Order of Dignitaries

Order of Dignitaries During Peace Treaty Signing

(Referenced on Wikipedia, Surender Ceremony)

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) read more

Original Copy of Surrender Ceremony Documents 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. 

Group "A" –ARMY

Seating Arrangement for Japan Surrender on USS Missouri

Group "B" –Navy

ARMY Seating Arrangement for Japan Surrender on USS Missouri



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: read more

Welcome to World War 2 Surrender

All documents, pictures, and World War II Japan Surrender Memorabilia including Admiral Halsey's 4 Star Flag are owned by my family.

The collection is currently on display on board the USS Missouri Memorial Museum!

The purpose of this site is to display my grandfather's World War II Japanese Surrender Memorabilia. The Japanese Surrender Ceremony aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945 was one of the most pinnacle moments in World History. My grandfather, Frank Orban, was the flag man aboard the USS Missouri and on Admiral Halsey's staff.  Frank Orban is listed under the World War II memorial database. read more

Admiral Halsey's Flag

Admiral Halsey's 4 Star Flag:

The following flag belonged to Admiral Halsey, Fleet Commander of the Third Fleet.  This flag was on board the Admiral's Gig on September 2, 1945 during the signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty ending World War II. My grandfather, Frank Orban, was on Admiral Halsey's staff and flagmen on board the USS Missouri during the ceremony signing off the coast of Japan. The flag was Admiral Halsey's personal flag that followed him around on his Admiral Barge!

The following clip shows Admiral Halsey's Admiral Gig coming to the USS Missouri for the Surrender Ceremony.  Admiral Halsey gets off the Admiral's Gig and comes on board the USS Missouri.  The Admiral's Gig is then moved away from the USS Missouri.  At 4:38 of the video, you can see the Admiral's Flag being taken down from the front of the Admiral's Gig. Look closely; enlarge if necessary!  The flag above is this flag. Thank you to Mark Hinton (Military Uniforms) for this great find! read more

USS Missouri News Flash Japan Surrenders

Extra Japan Surrenders:

This document is extremely rare.  The only other original copy known to exist is on the USS Missouri in the museum. This document is dated August 15, 1945. 

The USS Missouri News Flash


15 August 1945.

                                               On August 14th, 1945 President Truman announced to the people of the world that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. read more