Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Japanese Instrument of Surrender': Surrender of Japan World War II August 15 Gyokuon-hōsō Hirohito Japan Standard Time Potsdam Declaration Victory over Japan Day Mamoru Shigemitsu Yoshijirō Umezu Douglas MacArthur General of the Army Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers Arthur Ernest Percival Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV Philippines Singapore United States Military Academy Admiral of the Fleet Chester W. Nimitz General officer Xu Yongchang Admiral Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape Sir Kuzma Derevyanko Lieutenant General General (Australia) Thomas Blamey Colonel Lawrence Moore Cosgrave Army General (France) Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque Conrad Emil Lambert Helfrich Lieutenant Admiral Air Vice-Marshal Leonard Monk Isitt (RNZAF officer) Harry S. Truman September 6 Washington, D.C. White House National Archives and Records Administration United States Attack on Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Matthew C. Perry Tokyo Bay New England Gold Leather