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2nd September 1945:  General Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964) as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces accepts the unconditional surrender document signed by the Japanese Yoshijiro Umezu and watched by representatives of the Allied Nations. They are on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
2nd September 1945:  General Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964) as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces accepts the unconditional surrender document signed by the Japanese Yoshijiro Umezu and watched by representatives of the Allied Nations. They are on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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