11 Sept 1945, Lieutenant General Masao Watanabe and his officials review the
Instrument of Surrender of Ponape aboard the USS Hyman (DD-732). 
US Naval occupation began the following day.

Photo courtesy of Jim Kleeper, SF 3/c, USS FARQUHAR DE 139, Plankowner

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