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[General Douglas MacArthur addresses dignitaries at the signing of the Japanese Surrender]

Description: Photograph relating to the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender which ended WWII. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, address the crowd at the beginning of the ceremony. Behind him from left to right stand: General Hsu Yung-Chang of China; Admiral Sir Bruce A. Fraser, Royal Navy; Lt. General Kuzma Derevyanko of the U.S.S.R.; and General Sir Thomas Blamey of Australia.
Date: September 2, 1945
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Military officers on the deck of the USS Missouri for the Japanese Surrender of WWII]

Description: Photograph relating to the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender that ended WWII. Allied military officers stand on the deck of the USS Missouri. From left to right on the front row are: Lt. General Kuzma Derevyando of the U.S.S.R.; General Sir Thomas Blamey of Australia; Colonel Lawrence Moore Cosgrave of Canada; General Jacques LeClerc of France; Vice Admiral Conrad E.L. Helfrich of the Netherlands; and Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt of New Zealand.
Date: September 2, 1945
Creator: Kahl, Kalvin Henry
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Orange City Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the Orange City Hospital at Burton and Twentieth Streets in 1945. There are three cars in the parking lot. Trees with Spanish moss are in the foreground.
Date: 1945
Creator: Lawless and Son
Partner: Heritage House Museum

West Sixth Street at Blanco

Description: Photograph of a man and a young child standing on the corner of the north side of the 1100 block of West Sixth Street at Blanco in Austin, Texas. Stores in picture are West Austin Drug, Cunningham's Community Stores, Typewriter Service Co., West Austin Cleaners and Capitol Floors.
Date: January 1, 1945
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Mrs. L. M. Sinclair

Description: Letter from L. M. "Buddy" Sinclair to his wife, Katie. Buddy was stationed in France at the time of this letter around February, 1945.
Date: 1945-02~
Creator: Sinclair, L. M.
Partner: Sulphur Springs Public Library

[Volunteers in the Palestine Service Men's Club]

Description: Photo of the volunteers of the Palestine Service Men's Club, which operated to serve soldiers passing through the city. It was organized in June of 1942 by area residents, and was inspired by, but independent from, the USO club. Volunteers offered refreshments, letter-writing materials, music, dancing and conversation in the club's room at the O'Neill hotel, which was located across Spring street from the Railroad tracks. The women also took sandwiches and cookies to distribute to the soldiers unable to leave the trains. Additionally, the Palestine group financially supported a separate Negro Service Club that served African American Troops who often rode at the back of the trains farther down the line from this point. The club stayed active through the final days of the war and the last troop train came through town on January 1, 1946. Many military service people from around the country voiced their gratitude for their services.
Date: 1945~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission