United States congressional serial set: surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
Part III. Surrender of Japan, pp. -111 ff.
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 II
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