General Douglas MacArthur signs an act of surrender of Japan aboard the battleship “Missouri”

General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur signs the act of surrendering Japan aboard the battleship “Missouri”. September 2, 1945. To the left of MacArthur, in the foreground – Lieutenant-General Jonathan Wainwright, behind him – British Lieutenant-General A.E.E. Percival (Lt. Gen. A.E. Percival).


Jonathan Wainwright, after the siege, surrendered to the Japanese on 6 May 1942 the Correchidor fortress in the Philippines, and this surrender was the biggest defeat in American history. He was released from the prisoner of war camp in Manchuria by Soviet troops.

General Percival, in turn, on February 15, 1942 capitulated to the Japanese in Singapore. The fall of Singapore is considered one of the worst military defeats in British military history. Was released from the prisoner of war camp in Manchuria by Soviet troops.

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