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70th anniversary: The end of World War II-Photograph of U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, signed Sept. 2, 1945--the day of Japan's surrender--by Generals MacArthur and Wainwright and Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, Spruance and Lockwood.

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from Boston.com

Why did Japan surrender?

The USS Maryland and capsized USS Oklahoma, December 7th, 1941- The Oklahoma was my Dad's ship. He was not on her that day but lost many friends. He never forgot them.

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Fighter planes fly in formation over the USS Missouri, while the surrender ceremonies to end World War II take place aboard the U.S. Navy battleship, on September 2, 1945.

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15 August 1945: Crowds assemble in Piccadilly Circus to celebrate the news of Japan's surrender and the end of the Second World War.

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Douglas Macarthur (Youngest American General) He was the head of the Pacific Theatre of WWII. He defended the Philippines freedom and independence. After two years of war on Japan he accepted their surrender and oversaw the Japanese Occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1951. Lastly he lead our armies into Korea in the 1950's and was retired.

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