Japanese surrender ceremony aboard 16 in battleship USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945.

Japanese surrender ceremony aboard 16 in battleship USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945.

W.W. II, The Bataan Death March was a tragedy of epic proportions with 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war forcibly transferred, on foot, by the Imperial Japanese Army to Bataan. Even as the American and Filipino troops repelled the Japanese for several months, they were forced to retreat to wait for supplies and reinforcements. But the Japanese had cut off all routes to the Philippines, preventing a rescue by U.S. Military and the troops were forced to surrender on April 4, 1942.

W.W. II, The Bataan Death March was a tragedy of epic proportions with 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war forcibly transferred, on foot, by the Imperial Japanese Army to Bataan. Even as the American and Filipino troops repelled the Japanese for several months, they were forced to retreat to wait for supplies and reinforcements. But the Japanese had cut off all routes to the Philippines, preventing a rescue by U.S. Military and the troops were forced to surrender on April 4, 1942.

Did you know what Japan did in World War II�

Did you know what Japan did in World War II…

Library of Congress  Japanese Troops Defeated on Okinawa

Library of Congress Japanese Troops Defeated on Okinawa

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

#6: Nice JAPANESE SURRENDERING End of World War II PEACE Close 1945 WWII Newspaper SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE August 13 1945

#6: Nice JAPANESE SURRENDERING End of World War II PEACE Close 1945 WWII Newspaper SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE August 13 1945

Capt. Charles E. Rice, Jr., the 499th Squadron Operations Officer, was the pilot assigned to BETTY'S DREAM. The B-25 was photographed on Ie Shima in mid-August 1945. It was one of the escorts for the Japanese "Betty" bombers which ferried the delegation between Japan and Ie Shima as part of the surrender negotiations which ended WWII. The story here: http://wp.me/pHIZF-9v By this date it carried 22 mission symbols and silhouettes for 2 Japanese ships sunk. Seen in Warpath Across the Pacific.

Capt. Charles E. Rice, Jr., the 499th Squadron Operations Officer, was the pilot assigned to BETTY'S DREAM. The B-25 was photographed on Ie Shima in mid-August 1945. It was one of the escorts for the Japanese "Betty" bombers which ferried the delegation between Japan and Ie Shima as part of the surrender negotiations which ended WWII. The story here: http://wp.me/pHIZF-9v By this date it carried 22 mission symbols and silhouettes for 2 Japanese ships sunk. Seen in Warpath Across the Pacific.

Iconic front page detailing coverage of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima dated August 8, 1945.

Iconic front page detailing coverage of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima dated August 8, 1945.

Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu tank. The Type 3 Chi-Nu was a Japanese medium tank built to defend the home islands during World War II. It was never used in combat since the Japanese surrendered prior to Allied invasion. 166 were built.

Japanese Type 3 Chi-Nu tank. The Type 3 Chi-Nu was a Japanese medium tank built to defend the home islands during World War II. It was never used in combat since the Japanese surrendered prior to Allied invasion. 166 were built.

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