75 years ago-Japan formally surrenders

While Japan had announced its surrender on August 15, a more formal process occurred on September 2, 1945.

On September 2, 1945, formal surrender occurred aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. While the UK and Commonwealth countries (but not India) consider August 15 to be V-J Day, the US commemorates this on September 2. China, Philippines and Taiwan are the last to commemorate this on September 3.