On the morning of Sept. 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered. The ceremonies took place on board the battleship USS Missouri, which was anchored in Tokyo Bay with other U.S. and British ships. Aboard the USS Missouri was Ernie Agle, who took a photo of the momentous occasion. Agle, a former member of Oscar M. Hykes Post 223 in Shippensburg, Pa., donated the historic photo to the post. Read more about Post 223's history on its Centennial Celebration page here.
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