National Geographic : 1945 Nov
U.S.Army Signal Corps, Umcial Japanese Militarism Signs Its Death Warrant Aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2,1945 As Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur broadcast the surrender ceremony, his chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Richard K. Sutherland, coached the signatories. Chief ofthe Imperial General Staff, Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu, unlike all the others, stood up. As he signed, a Japanese colonel wept. Among the witnesses were Vice Adm. John S.McCain (right of microphone), who died a few days later, and Adm. William F. Halsey (garrison cap). Extreme right: Gen. Carl A. Spaatz, whose Army airmen were overhead, alerted for any eleventh-hour treachery. Americans did not salute the enemy delegation and, as if contemptuously, did not wearties.