Many People Forget That WWII Ended On September 2nd 1945 on a US Battleship. Did You?
Admiral Conrad E. L. Helfrich signing the Japanese surrender document on behalf of the Netherlands aboard USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945; note MacArthur next to Helfrich.
The Missouri filled with spectators for the signing of the instrument of surrender
Japanese delegation leaving USS Missouri, 2 Sep 1945
Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and General Yoshijiro Umezu led along the deck of destroyer Lansdowne by US Army Colonel Sidney Mashbir after the surrender ceremonies
USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, 2 Sep 1945
American aircraft fly over USS Missouri after the surrender
All images courtesy of WWII DB