Pearl Harbor in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
U. S. S. Missouri
Instrument of Surrender, WWII
The Allied representatives were General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, The Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, United States of America General Hsu Yung-Chang, Republic of China Admiral Sir Bruce A Fraser, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lieutenant General Kuzma Nikilaevich Derevyanko, Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics General Sir Thomas Blamey, Commonwealth of Australia Colonel L. Moore Cosgrave, Canada General Jacques Le Clerc, Republic of France Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt, Dominion of New Zealand Admiral C. E. L. Helfrich, Kingdom of the Netherlands with their staffs and observing flag and general officers.
The Japanese representatives were Mamoru Shigemitsu, Japanese Foreign Minister General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of Staff, Japanese Army Headquarters with nine staff and observing officers.
At 0904, the Japanese representatives signed the instrument of their countrys surrender.
At 0908, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers signed for all the nations joined in the war against Japan. He was
At 0912, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz signed for the United States. He was accompanied by Admiral William F. Halsey, Commander of the United States Third Fleet and by Rear Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, Deputy Chief of Staff to Admiral Nimitz. Representatives of the other Allied Nations then signed. This completed the ceremony of surrender.
Location. 21° 21.728′ N, 157° 57.203′ W. Marker is in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker can be reached from Kamehameha Highway (Hawaii Route 99) 0.8 miles south of Ford Island Boulevard. Click for map. Directions are for the Visitor Center. Marker is located on the surrender deck of the battleship, U.S.S. MISSOURI. A ticket to board the battleship is required. Marker is in this post office area: Jbphh HI 96860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (within shouting distance of this marker); USS West Virginia Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor This Sacred Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Arizona Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Arizona (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Utah Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named USS Utah Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Additional keywords. BB-63
Categories. • Military • Peace • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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