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Fighter planes fly in formation over the USS Missouri, while the surrender ceremonies to end World War II take place aboard the U.S. Navy battleship, on September 2, 1945.

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USS Missouri, truly a force to be reckoned with. Japan surrendered WW2 on her decks. Those decks hold the largest cannons (16in or 410mm) ever to see action.

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Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945 The photo bore the subtext "Photo # USA C-2717 Gen. MacArthur speaking, 2 Sept. 1945"

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