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South Africa was represented at the formal surrender of Japan in 1945

To many South Africans  ‘VJ’ day – Victory over Japan celebrations – the official end of the 2nd World War is seen as American, Australian and British endeavour and not really a South African one – but they could not be more wrong.   940 more words

Union Of South Africa

Pearl Harbor and a Boys Playground

Today we toured Pearl Harbor, during peak periods without pre-booking this is actually not easy. While all the other exhibits don’t seem to have limits the Arizona is limited to first in best dressed so I would suggest getting there early. 284 more words

Travel And Tourism

USS Missouri - Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, the location of an attack on the US that ignited the US’s participation in WWII and the place that became the cemetery for 1,177 servicemen on Dec 7, 1941 and is also where the historic USS Missouri Battleship is spending its retirement as a museum. 357 more words


September 2 VJ-Day, 1945, Tokyo Bay, Japan

This forenoon, Japanese envoys, including their foreign minister, and representatives of the United Nations, including the Supreme Allied Commander, General of the Armies, Douglas McArthur, met together on board USS Missouri, and signed documents for the complete surrender of Japan & its empire. 115 more words

August 29 (Weds) 1945, Sagami Wan, Japan

Yesterday US Air Forces began taking over the airfields ashore. Transport aircraft have been crossing overhead all day. Anti-sabotage boat patrols are being maintained during the hours of darkness & double sentries armed with rifles & … 85 more words

August 27 (Mon) 1945, Sagami Wan, Japan

Defense watches closed up at dawn. The allied ships headed for Japan in the following order – USS Missouri (Admiral Halsey) & destroyers; HMS Duke of York (Admiral Frazer), and destroyers; TF 38.4 comprising Battleships, Cruisers & destroyers; and TF 37 in the rear. 158 more words