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.
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.