THIS IS A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON AUGUST 19, 1945 OF THE JAPANESE PEACE ENVOY DELEGATION THAT LANDED AT IE SHIMA WHERE THEY BOARDED A C-54 SKYMASTER THAT WAS FLOWN TO MANILA FOR THE NEGOTIATIONS OF TERMS OF THE FORMAL SURRENDER OF JAPAN THAT WOULD TAKE PLACE ON TOKYO BAY ABOARD THE USS MISSOURI ON SEPTEMBER 2,1945

THE TWO JAPANESE MITSUBISHI G4M "BETTY" BOMBERS WERE ESCORTED BY TWO (OF 6) B-25-Js OF THE 345th BOMB GROUP AND 12 P-38 LIGHTNINGS OF THE 80th FIGHTER SQUADRON. THE B-25s WERE FROM THE 498th & 499th SQUADRONS "AIR APACHES". MICHAEL TALBOT WAS THE RADIO OPERATOR ON ONE OF THE B-25s FROM THE 498th SQUADRON

IE SHIMA ISLAND JAPANESE PEACE ENVOY VIDEO

 

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