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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.


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tionally to commanders acting on behalf of the
United States, the Republic of China, the United
Kingdom and the British Empire, and the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics, as indicated hereafter or
as may be further directed by the Supreme Com-
mander for the Allied Powers.
Immediate contact will be made with the indi-
cated commanders, or their designated representa-
tives, subject to any changes in detail prescribed by
the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, and
their instructions will be completely and immediately
carried out.
(a) The senior Japanese commanders and all
ground, sea, air, and auxiliary forces within China
(excluding Manchuria), Formosa, and French Indo-
china north of 16 degrees north latitude shall sur-
render to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.
(b) The senior Japanese commanders and all
ground, sea, air, and auxiliary forces within Man-
churia, Korea north of 28 degrees north latitude and
Karafuto shall surrender to the commander in chief
of Soviet forces in the Far East.
(c) The senior Japanese commanders and all
ground, sea, air, and auxiliary forces within the
Andamans, Nicobars, Burma, Thailand, French Indo-
China south of 16 degrees north latitude, Malaya,
Borneo, Netherlands Indies, New Guinea, Bismarks,
and the Solomons, shall surrender to the Supreme
Allied Commander, South East Asia Command or
the commanding general, Australians, to be arranged
between them, and the details of this paragraph then
prepared by the Supreme Commander for the Allied
Powers.
(d) The senior Japanese commanders and all
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