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USS Missouri BB-63

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This is the classic Revell kit of the Battleship Missouri that
WWII ended on it's decks with the Japanese Surrender, Sept. 1945.
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Strikes on Hokkaido and northern Honshu resumed 9 August 1945, the day the second atomic bomb was dropped.
Next day, at 2054, Missouri's men were electrified by the unofficial news that Japan was ready to surrender, provided that the Emperor's prerogatives as a sovereign ruler were not compromised.
Not until 0745, 15 August, was word received that President Truman had announced Japan's acceptance of unconditional surrender.

Adm. Sir Bruce Fraser, RN (Commander, British Pacific Fleet) boarded Missouri 16 August, and conferred the order Knight of the British Empire upon Admiral Halsey.
Missouri
transferred a landing party of 200 officers and men to battleship Iowa for temporary duty with the initial occupation force for Tokyo 21 August.
Missouri
herself entered Tokyo Bay early 29 August to prepare for the normal surrender ceremony.

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High-ranking military officials of all the Allied Powers were received on board 2 September. Fleet Adm.
Chester Nimitz boarded shortly after 0800, and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (Supreme Commander for the Allies) came on board at 0843.
 The Japanese representatives, headed by Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, arrived at 0856.
 At 0902 General MacArthur stepped before a battery of microphones and the 23-minute surrender ceremony was broadcast to the waiting world. By 0930 the Japanese emissaries had departed.

The afternoon of 5 September Admiral Halsey transferred his flag to battleship South Dakota.
Early next day Missouri departed Tokyo Bay to receive homeward bound passengers at Guam, thence sailed unescorted for Hawaii.
She arrived Pearl Harbor 20 September and flew Admiral Nimitz' flag on the afternoon of 28 September for a reception.

The next day Missouri departed Pearl Harbor bound for the eastern seaboard of the United States.
She reached New York City 23 October and broke the flag of Adm. Jonas Ingram, commander in chief, Atlantic Fleet.
Missouri
boomed out a 21-gun salute 27 October as President Truman boarded for Navy day ceremonies.
In his address the President stated that "control of our sea approaches and of the skies above them is still the key to our freedom and to our ability to help enforce the peace of the world."