This Day in Naval History – September 2

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

1918 - Navy ships and crews assist earthquake victims of Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan

1940 - Destroyer-for-Bases agreement between U.S. and United Kingdom

1944 - USS Finback (SS-230) rescues Lieutenant (jg) George Bush, USNR (VT-51), shot down while attacking Chichi Jima

1945 - Japan signs surrender documents on board USS Missouri (BB-63) at anchor in Tokyo Bay. FADM Chester W. Nimitz, USN, signs for the U.S. In different ceremonies, Japanese forces on Palau Islands, Truk, and on Pagan Island and Rota in the Marianas surrender.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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