Japanese Surrender Delegates 5

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Item Details

Title

Japanese Surrender Delegates 5

Subject

Airplanes
Military uniforms

Description

"Japanese delegates transferring to US C-54 for trip on to Manila - No steps were available for C-54's on Ie Shima. Not a deliberate insult! From "Darkroom Soldier": "Awkward Climb to Peace. The airstrip at Ie Shima was not equipped to accommodate loading passengers in an Air Force Douglas C-54 four-engine transport, the plane in which the peace envoys would fly to Manila. After about fifteen minutes of incomprehensible discourse on the ground, the sixteen emissaries led by Lt Gen Torashiro Kawabe ascended an improvised boarding ladder -- an unintentional indignity. Two days later, the delegation returned to Ie Shima with the details worked out for the September 2 signing of surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Signal Corps

Date

8/20/1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.809

Spatial Coverage

Ie Shima, East China Sea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill