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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

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


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ditionally themselves and all of the forces under
their control to the appropriate theatre commander.
Responsibility for that portion of the southwest
Pacific area which lies south of the Philippines will be
assumed by British and Australian commanders.
It is my earnest hope that pending the formal
accomplishment of the instrument of surrender
armistice conditions may prevail on every front and
that a bloodless surrender may be effectuated.9
Occupation and surrender terms for
Japan.
GENERAL MAC ARTHUR'S statement on surrender terms
for Japan.
Manila. August 23, 1915.1'
(1) Weather permitting, air-borne forces accom-
panying the Supreme Commander for the Allied
Powers will land at Atsugi Airdrome, in the vicinity
of Tokyo, and naval and marine forces will land in
the vicinity of Yokosuka Naval Base on Aug. 28,
1945. The instrument of surrender will be signed in
the Tokyo area on Aug. 31.
(2) Requirements of the Supreme Commander for
the Allied Powers presented to Japanese representa-
tives at Manila, Philippine Islands, Aug. 20, 1945:
Requirements for entry of the Supreme Com-
mander for the Allied Powers and his accompanying
forces.
9 General MacArthur was appointed Supreme Allied Commander to receive the
Japanese surrender by President Truman on August 14, 1945. See preceding docu-
ment.
10 New York Times, August 23, 1945.
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