WW II Japanese Surrender Ceremony Souvenir Card

WW II Japanese Surrender Ceremony Souvenir Card

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This is a souvenir wallet card issued to servicemen aboard the USS Missouri on 2 September 1945 in commemoration of attending the Japanese formal surrender ceremonies. The original name has been digitally removed so the name area is blank.

The text of the card says:

USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945. Certifying the presence of _________________________ at the formal surrender of the Japanese Forces to the Allied Powers.

The card carries the signatures and titles of the major commanders in the Pacific Theatre of Operations: Gen. MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, Admiral Halsey, and Captain Murray (commanding officer of the USS Missouri on that date).

The original card was carried for some time and so shows some aging.

Today in WW II: 25 Sep 1937 Devastating bombing of Nanking, China kills over six hundred civilians.  More 
25 Sep 1942 Due to failure at Milne Bay and Guadalcanal's drain on resources, Japanese Gen. Horii ordered to withdraw his troops from the Kokoda Track to beachheads at Buna, Gona and Sanananda.
25 Sep 1944 British troops, cutoff and suffering heavy casualties, begin withdrawal from unsuccessful Operation Market Garden positions.
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