• Cpl. John E. McCarron tries to talk to Japanese children on a street in Tokyo, Japan, as they play in a large puddle of water caused by heavy rains.

    Japanese Children in a Puddle

    Cpl. John E. McCarron tries to talk to Japanese children on a street in Tokyo, Japan, as they play in a large puddle of water caused by heavy rains.

  • Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division arrive to occupy Yokahama, Japan. (September 2, 1945)

    1st Cavalry Division Arrives

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division arrive to occupy Yokahama, Japan. (September 2, 1945)

  • Namoro Shigomitso signs on behalf of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Imperial government during the surrender ceremony on the U.S.S. Missouri.  Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland, U.S. Army Chief of Staff - Southwest Pacific Area, stands at the table. (September 2, 1945)

    Surrender Ceremony - Signing

    Namoro Shigomitso signs on behalf of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Imperial government during the surrender ceremony on the U.S.S. Missouri. Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland, U.S. Army Chief of Staff - Southwest Pacific Area, stands at the table...

  • Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Instrument of Peace as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers during the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.  Behind General MacArthur are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (left) and Lt. Gen. A.E. Percival, British Commander of Singapore. (September 2, 1945)

    Surrender Ceremony - Signing

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Instrument of Peace as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers during the Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. Behind General MacArthur are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (left) and Lt. Gen. A.E...

  • The delegation representing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Imperial government arrive aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay to participate in surrender ceremony. (September 2, 1945)

    Surrender Ceremony

    The delegation representing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese Imperial government arrive aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay to participate in surrender ceremony. (September 2, 1945)

  • The first American jeep in Tokyo is the center of attraction to a crowd of Japanese civilians.  The vehicle was landed by the 11th Airborne Division. (August 30, 1945)

    Jeep in Tokyo

    The first American jeep in Tokyo is the center of attraction to a crowd of Japanese civilians. The vehicle was landed by the 11th Airborne Division. (August 30, 1945)

  • Gen. Douglas MacArthur is seen at his headquarters in the New Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, shortly after the arrival of Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (right) and Lt. Gen. A.E. Percival (left), British Commander at Singapore. (August 31, 1945)

    General MacArthur at his Headquarters

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur is seen at his headquarters in the New Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, shortly after the arrival of Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (right) and Lt. Gen. A.E. Percival (left), British Commander at Singapore. (August 31, 1945)

  • General Douglas MacArthur (center), accompanied by Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland, Chief of Staff (left) and Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, Commanding General of the U.S. Eighth Army, stands amidst a crowd shortly after landing at Atsugi Airfield near Tokyo. (August 30, 1945)

    General MacArthur at Atsugi Airfield

    General Douglas MacArthur (center), accompanied by Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland, Chief of Staff (left) and Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, Commanding General of the U.S. Eighth Army, stands amidst a crowd shortly after landing at Atsugi Airfield near...

  • General Douglas MacArthur leaves his plane to step onto Japanese soil at Atsugi Airport, Japan. (8/28/45)

    General MacArthur Arrives

    General Douglas MacArthur leaves his plane to step onto Japanese soil at Atsugi Airport, Japan. (8/28/45)

  • Standing next to an abandoned Japanese ambulance, these three Army nurses served in the first American hospital established in the Tokyo area after the war.  Seen (left to right) are Second Lieutenants Norma Gabs, Klayta Chaplin, Jennabelle Harding and Doris Turner. (September 2, 1945)

    Army Nurses

    Standing next to an abandoned Japanese ambulance, these three Army nurses served in the first American hospital established in the Tokyo area after the war. Seen (left to right) are Second Lieutenants Norma Gabs, Klayta Chaplin, Jennabelle Harding and...

  • Japanese store in a burned out building in the Tokyo shopping district, where Japanese civilians make use of available space to carry on their business. (September 2, 1945)

    Business in Tokyo

    Japanese store in a burned out building in the Tokyo shopping district, where Japanese civilians make use of available space to carry on their business. (September 2, 1945)

  • Japanese-American Nisei Soldiers, having just arrived in Tokyo, are briefed by Lt. Col. Chet Wadsworth, Deputy Civil Censorship Officer (center) with whom they will serve at General Headquarters.

    Briefing at General Headquarters

    Japanese-American Nisei Soldiers, having just arrived in Tokyo, are briefed by Lt. Col. Chet Wadsworth, Deputy Civil Censorship Officer (center) with whom they will serve at General Headquarters.

  • Japanese children crowd around a U.S. Soldier atop of a jeep, as he hands out candy.

    Candy Distribution

    Japanese children crowd around a U.S. Soldier atop of a jeep, as he hands out candy.

  • Japanese American Soldier Walter Kajiwara (left) directs Japanese soldiers at work at the 98th Division headquarters at Taisho Airport, Osaka, Japan. (October 2, 1945)

    Work at Taisho Airport

    Japanese American Soldier Walter Kajiwara (left) directs Japanese soldiers at work at the 98th Division headquarters at Taisho Airport, Osaka, Japan. (October 2, 1945)

  • Over the ruin of his home, a Japanese man in Tokyo tends to his flourishing garden. (October 1, 1945)

    Gardening in Tokyo

    Over the ruin of his home, a Japanese man in Tokyo tends to his flourishing garden. (October 1, 1945)

  • A view of firebombed Yokohama, Japan where a few steel and concrete structures still stand.

    Firebombed Yokohama

    A view of firebombed Yokohama, Japan where a few steel and concrete structures still stand.

  • Japanese civilians in Nagasaki, Japan, prepare lumber for rebuilding their home, destroyed by the blast of the atomic bomb.  This area was about a half of a mile from the center of the blast. (September 29, 1945)

    Rebuilding in Nagasaki

    Japanese civilians in Nagasaki, Japan, prepare lumber for rebuilding their home, destroyed by the blast of the atomic bomb. This area was about a half of a mile from the center of the blast. (September 29, 1945)

  • The grave of a member of an American B-29 crew that crashed near Hara Machida, Honshu, Japan.  Villagers that had come upon the wreckage, buried the Soldier's body near a temple.

    Soldier's Grave

    The grave of a member of an American B-29 crew that crashed near Hara Machida, Honshu, Japan. Villagers that had come upon the wreckage, buried the Soldier's body near a temple.

  • A Japanese civilian watches from a distance as the 130th Infantry, 33rd Division make an amphibious landing at Wakayama, Japan. (September 25, 1945)

    Amphibious Landing at Wakayama

    A Japanese civilian watches from a distance as the 130th Infantry, 33rd Division make an amphibious landing at Wakayama, Japan. (September 25, 1945)

  • Japanese ammunition being dumped into the sea. (September 21, 1945)

    Ammunition Disposal

    Japanese ammunition being dumped into the sea. (September 21, 1945)

  • Japanese men removing ammunition from the Hiratsuka Naval Powder Factory at Hiratsuka, Japan.

    Ammunition Removal in Hiratsuka

    Japanese men removing ammunition from the Hiratsuka Naval Powder Factory at Hiratsuka, Japan.

  • Japanese 199kg and 50kg aerial bombs, as they were found, laid out in a school yard in Chichibu, Honshu, Japan. (September 20, 1945)

    Bombs in a School Yard

    Japanese 199kg and 50kg aerial bombs, as they were found, laid out in a school yard in Chichibu, Honshu, Japan. (September 20, 1945)

  • M.P. Pfc. Louis Leindecker of the American Division of Pittsburgh, directing traffic in Hachioj, Japan with the aid of Japanese police. (September 15, 1945)

    Directing Traffic

    M.P. Pfc. Louis Leindecker of the American Division of Pittsburgh, directing traffic in Hachioj, Japan with the aid of Japanese police. (September 15, 1945)

  • The same flag that flew over the White House at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is raised over the American Embassy in Tokyo by Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry Division suring a ceremony marking the official U.S. occupation of Tokyo. (September 9, 1945)

    U.S. Flag in Tokyo

    The same flag that flew over the White House at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is raised over the American Embassy in Tokyo by Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry Division suring a ceremony marking the official U.S. occupation of Tokyo...

  • Maj. Gen. William Chase, Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division (right), welcomes Pfc. Paul E. Davis of D Troop, 12th Cavalry Regiment (left), into Tokyo. (September 8, 1945)

    First in Tokyo

    Maj. Gen. William Chase, Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division (right), welcomes Pfc. Paul E. Davis of D Troop, 12th Cavalry Regiment (left), into Tokyo. (September 8, 1945)

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