Eyewitness to History: Japan Surrenders to End WWII, 1945

Eyewitness To History

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — 74 years ago this week, on September 2nd, 1945, the surrender of Imperial Japan was formally signed, bringing World War II to a close.

Former WYOU photographer Larry Kresge was aboard the Battleship Missouri working as a Navy Photographer at the time and captured the moment the war officially ended.

We would like to thank our partners at the Osterhout Library for their help in putting together the Eyewitness to History series.

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