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United States congressional serial set: surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part III. Surrender of Japan,   pp. [69]-111 ff.


Page 104

naval and civil aircraft remain on the ground, the
water, or aboard ship until further notification on the
disposition to be made of them.
(4) Japanese or Japanese-controlled naval or mer-
chant vessels of all types will be maintained without
damage and will undertake no movement pending
instructions from the Supreme Commander for the
Allied Powers. Vessels at sea will remove explosives
of all types to safe storage ashore.
(5) Responsible Japanese or Japanese-controlled
military and civil authorities will insure that:
(a) All Japanese mines, mine fields, and other
obstacles to movement by land, sea, and air wherever
located be removed according to instructions of the
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers.
(b) All aids to navigation be reestablished at once.
(c) All safety lanes be kept open and clearly
marked pending accomplishment of (a) above.
(6) Responsible Japanese and Japanese-controlled
military and civil authorities will hold intact and in
good condition pending further instructions from
the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers the
following:
(a) All arms, ammunitions, explosives, military
equipment stores and supplies and other implements
of war of all kinds and all other war material (ex-
cept as specifically prescribed in section 4 of this
order).
(b) All land, water, and air transportation, and
communication facilities and equipment.
(c) All military installations and establishments
including airfields, seaplane bases, antiaircraft de-
fenses, ports and naval bases, storage depots, per-
manent and temporary land and coast fortifications,
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