U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents, Sept. 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally ending World War II. Standing behind him are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, left foreground, who surrendered Bataan to the Japanese, and British Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival, next to Wainwright, who surrendered Singapore, as they witness the ceremony with other American and British officers. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

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