Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
Part III. Surrender of Japan, pp. -111 ff.
Japanese forces, informing the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers of the effective date and hour of such cessation. "(2) Send emissaries at once to the Supreme Com- mander for the Allied Powers with information of the disposition of the Japanese forces and commanders, and fully empowered to make any arrangements directed by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers to enable him and his accompanying forces to arrive at the place designated by him to receive the formal surrender. "(3) For the purpose of receiving such surrender and carrying it into effect, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur has been designated as the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, and he will notify the Japanese Government of the time, place and other details of the formal surrender." Accept [etc.] JAMES F. BYRNES Secretary of State MAx GRAssLI, Esquire, Charg6 d'Alffaires ad interim of Switzerland. 8o
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