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        Surrender of Japan (1945) and Resource Materials

        This resource group contains two facsimiles and a transcript of, and a background essay on the Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces, signed aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945 by Japanese envoys Foreign Minister Mamora Shigemitsu and General Yoshijiro Umezu. This act officially ended World War II.

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        Surrender of Japan (1945): Image 1

        This is a facsimile of the 1945 Surrender of Japan to the Allied Forces.

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        Surrender of Japan (1945): Image 2

        This is a facsimile of the 1945 Surrender of Japan to the Allied Forces.

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        Surrender of Japan (1945): Transcript

        Transcript of Japan's 1945 surrender to the Allied Forces.

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        Surrender of Japan (1945): Background Essay

        This essay provides background and context for the Japanese surrender to the Allied forces in WWII.

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