MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- History: World War II:
Bruce Guthrie Photos Home Page: [Click here] to go to Bruce Guthrie Photos home page.
Recognize anyone? If you recognize specific folks (or other stuff) and I haven't labeled them, please identify them for the world. Click the little pencil icon underneath the file name (just above the picture). Spammers need not apply.
Slide Show: Want to see the pictures as a slide show?
Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
NAMUW2_031102_15.JPG: 2 September 1945
A common mess table from Missouri's enlisted mess became the stage for the final act of the war in the Pacific. The green cloth is from the battleship's wardroom. HMS Duke of York provided the chair used during the ceremony. The pen belonged to Fleet Admiral Nimitz.
The khaki uniform was worn by Fleet Adm Chester W Nimitz during the surrender ceremony. Fleet Admiral Nimitz used the flag and binoculars during the war.
-- Uniform donated by Fleet Admiral Nimitz, binoculars donated by Mr Paul S Warren
Much of the exterior decks of the American battleships was covered with teak which was scrubbed almost daily to keep it spotless. The wood decking within this case was removed from the Missouri when she was recommissioned in the 1980's. Although it is unlikely that it covered the deck where the surrender was signed, it was on the ship at that time.
Vice Admiral Okochi commanded Japan's naval forces in the Philippines at the end of the war. In an age-old custom, Okochi surrendered his sword to the victors.
-- Donated by Gen Douglas MacArthur
After the war, several identical circular plaques were made to be placed in Missouri's deck to mark the location of the surrender. Today, one is on board Missouri, moored at Pearl Harbor.
On the table are copies of the Instrument of Surrender signed by Allied and Japanese representatives, and the deck log of the USS Missouri for the morning of 2 September 1945.
AAA "Gem": AAA considers this location to be a "must see" point of interest. To see pictures of other areas that AAA considers to be Gems, click here.
Bigger photos? To save server space, the full-sized versions of these images have either not been loaded to the server or have been removed from the server. (Only some pages are loaded with full-sized images and those usually get removed after three months.)
I still have them though. If you want me to email them to you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can email them to you, or, depending on the number of images, just repost the page again will the full-sized images.
Directly Related Pages: Other pages with content (MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- History: ) directly related to this one:
[Display ALL photos on one page]:
2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
Connection Not Secure messages? Those warnings you get from your browser about this site not having secure connections worry some people. This means this site does not have SSL installed (the link is http:, not https:). That's bad if you're entering credit card numbers, passwords, or other personal information. But this site doesn't collect any personal information so SSL is not necessary. Life's good!
Limiting Text: You can turn off all of this text by clicking this link: