August 1, 2007
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)
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...
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)
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...
General Douglas MacArthur leaves his plane to step onto Japanese soil at Atsugi Airport, Japan. (8/28/45)
Air view of Camp Wood, home of the 21st Infantry near Kumamoto. Newly constructed homes for dependents can be see in the left background. (1947)
Soldiers attending chapel in Kyushu. (1947)
Infantrymen of the 24th Infantry Division sailing, a popular pastime within the Division's units. (1947)
A pile of letters from the Japanese people to General MacArthur. (1948)
A Japanese letter and its summarization:
"The Writer requests that General MacArthur do his utmost to bring everlasting peace to the world... The writer states that she would like to live in a world where military equipment will be unnecessary, and the...
Military personnel supervise the loading of narcotics by Japanese laborers. The narcotics - unfit for medical purposes - will be burned to prevent their misuse. (1949)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Japanese ammunition being dumped into the sea. (September 21, 1945)
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)
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...
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)
A noncommissioned officer supervises the assembly of marine engines by Japanese factory hands. (1949)