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World War II ending

U.S.S.Missouri - Japanese Surrender

To the relief of thousand of American Marines, Army and Navy forces in the Pacific, the Japanese goverment capitulated ending WWII on August 15, 1945. Navy forces gathered at the entrance to Tokyo Harbor and warily awaited entry. As Japanese Harbor Masters guided American ships through the mined entrance, Walter Scrhoder, Williamstown, MA who served as a anti-aircraft gunnery officer on the U.S.S South Dakota, became responsibile for the photographic and film documentation of the signing of surrender documents on the U.S.S. Missouri, September 2, 1945.

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