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Ceremony marks the end of WWII


    This Arthur Albert (89) at the site of the USS Missouri where at where a kamikaze Zero crashed into the starboard side of the ship (notice the bent indication that indicates where the plane crashed into). He was below deck when it happened and the force of the crash caused him to bang up his knees. He was also aboard the Missouri when the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed in Tokyo Bay to end WWII on Sept. 2, 1945.


    The Battleship Missouri Memorial on Friday commemorated the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II with a ceremony on the famed ship’s fantail. Shane Johnson, left; his girlfriend, Sabrina Carpenter; her mother, Sherry Albert; and Albert’s husband, Arthur Albert, 89, stood at attention during the playing of the national anthem during the ceremony. Arthur Albert was aboard the Missouri when surrender documents were signed in Tokyo Bay to end the war on Sept. 2, 1945.

For 17 years World War II veteran Art Albert, who served aboard the USS Missouri, has never missed a ceremony to commemorate the end of the war, held every year on the battleship since it became a museum at Pearl Harbor in 1999. Read more

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