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Rearview Mirror: Remarkable island people aboard Missouri at end of World War II

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                                Above, the USS Missouri pulled into Tokyo Bay four days before the surrender ceremonies marking the end of World War II.

    COURTESY US NAVY

    Above, the USS Missouri pulled into Tokyo Bay four days before the surrender ceremonies marking the end of World War II.

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                                Following the 20-minute surrender ceremony, over 900 American planes flew over the USS Missouri in a show of strength.

    COURTESY US NAVY

    Following the 20-minute surrender ceremony, over 900 American planes flew over the USS Missouri in a show of strength.

This week is the 75th anniversary of V-J Day — Victory over Japan Day. In this, my 10th and last article in this series on the end of World War II, I look at some remarkable island people who were aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay that day to witness history in the making. Read more

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