USS Missouri Surrender Photos

The following USS Missouri Surrender Photos are original black and white photos taken on board the USS Missouri during the Surrender of the Japanese on September 2, 1945. These photos belong to my family.  When we took the photos to be displayed on the USS Missouri (2013); curator Mike Weidenbach stated, "I've never seen these pictures taken from these angles before."

 

Mamoru Shigemitsu General Yoshijiro& Umezu

This is an original black and white photo of Mamoru Shigemitsu (black suite and tall hat) and Yoshijiro Umezu (Japanese Officer's Uniform). This is a picture of the original photo from September 2, 1945. We are the owners of this original photo.


 

Mamoru Shigemitsu Signing Peace Treaty

Mamoru Shigemitsu Signing Peace Treaty.  This is an original black and white photo from the Peace Treaty Signing. What is unique about this photo is the angle in which it was taken.  We are the original owners of this photo.


 

Mamoru Shigemitsu Surrender Ceremony

This is another picture of Mamoru Shigemitsu Signing Peace Treaty from afar. This is a photo of the original photo owned by the owners of this website. In the picture includes General MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz. Once again, this photo is taken at an agle not many have seen before.


 

Delegates World War 2 Surrender

This original black and white photo on board the USS Missouri September 2, 1945 shows a unique angle and perspective of the Surrender Ceremony.  We are the original owners of this photo. 


 

Surrender Ceremony

This original photo is not blury.  I used a digital camera to take a photo of the original photo and that photo became blury.  I will try to take a new picture to make it clearer.  In any case, this is General MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, and Admiral Halsey walking to positions for the Surrender Ceremony on board the USS Missouri September 2, 1945.


 

Admiral Nimitz

This is an original photo of Admiral Chester Nimitz signing the Peace Treaty to end the War with Japan.


 

General Hsu Yung-chang

 

This is an original photo of General Hsu Yung-Chang signing the Peace Treaty on the USS Missouri.


 

Japanese Delegation

This is an original black and white photo of the Japanese Delegation ready to sign the Peace Treaty to end World War 2, September 2, 1945.

4 thoughts on “USS Missouri Surrender Photos

  1. my grandfather was ship cook during this time, i have his card from surrender ceremony and the Oriental realm of the golden dragon card dated 1945. pretty cool stuff!!

  2. I can appreciate the fact that you are the owner of the original photos. Why don’t you put a bit of effort in providing the names (where available) of the photographers that took those ;original’ photographs; for the recognition that they may deserve.

    1. This is easier said than done. Most of the men that were on board during this historical day are deceased; including my grandfather. Putting a name to the photos is only speculation. I believe the mystery of the photographer will never be known. Thanks for your comment.

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