General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander,
reading his speech to open the surrender ceremonies, on board USS Missouri (BB-63).
The representatives of the Allied Powers are behind him, including
(from left to right):
Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, RN, United Kingdom;
Lieutenant General Kuzma Derevyanko, Soviet Union;
General Sir Thomas Blamey, Australia;
Colonel Lawrence Moore Cosgrave, Canada;
General Jacques LeClerc, France;
Admiral Conrad E.L. Helfrich, The Netherlands and
Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt, New Zealand.
Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, U.S. Army, is just to
the right of Air Vice Marshall Isitt.
Off camera, to left, are the representative of China, General Hsu
Yung-chang, and the U.S. representative, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in
the U.S. National Archives.