Japanese Sign Final Surrender


I was forwarded this link by a veteran friend of mine.  I liked it and I am sure that your readers will enjoy it to.  Its rare news footage of the signing of the end of hositlities with the Japanese Empire.
My uncle, Raul Treto, was on board the USS Mount Olympus in Tokyo Bay on that day.  He was an Army radio operator assigned to the vessel.  He remembers the day.

This is a historic site.  General McArhtur’s voice comes out real clear.


1 comment for “Japanese Sign Final Surrender

  1. July 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you Treto.
    That clip really hit home.
    I remember Aug. 14, 1945, and the later surrender aboard ship in September,as a 12 year old. On the night of Aug, 14, which just happened to be my older sisters birthday, we wentdowntown with an aunt and it was really crazy. Only one restaurant open in downtown Lincoln, Neb. (pop. about 80,000 then) and they could not keep up with the people. There was dancing in the streets and traffic could not get through

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