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World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- surrender

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Albert Parker, Sailor, USS Maui Newspaper Announcing Japanese Surrender

Collection Number: A&M 4373
Content Description

Souvenir newspaper announcing the end of World War II in the Pacific published for the crew of the USS Maui. The newspaper was owned by James Albert Parker, a member of the ship's crew and a native of West Virginia. In addition to a number of articles regarding the surrender of Japan, the newspaper also includes an article about West Virginia Senator Harley M. Kilgore and the post-war need for coal.

Dates: 1945 August 15

Julian G. Hearne, World War II Soldier, Records regarding Japanese Surrender of Garrisons Aka Shima and Tokashiki Shima

Collection Number: A&M 0709
Overview One of the copies of the surrender document of Japanese garrisons on Aka Shima and Tokashiki Shima to U.S. forces on Zamani Shima, all islands being a part of the Kerama Retto group near Okinawa. These were the first two Japanese garrisons to formally surrender after the Japanese imperial announcement of capitulation to the Allies in World War II. Their surrender was managed and accepted by the U.S. commander, a West Virginian, Julian G. Hearne, in command of the 24th Infantry Regiment, the...
Dates: 1945