General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff, signs the
Instrument of Surrender
on behalf of Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,
on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945.
Watching from across the table are Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland
and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.
Representatives of the Allied powers are behind General MacArthur.
Photographed from atop Missouri's 16-inch gun turret # 2.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.