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[131 AGF Band in Sendai]

Group photograph of the 131 Band on Christmas day in Sendai, Japan. The men are in two rows behind wooden music stands that read "131 AGF". The men wear long sleeved collared uniform shirts and pants. Handwritten in black ink below, above or beside each man is his name. In the from row from left to right is Joe {illegible}, George Kaplan, Arthur {illegible}, Alan Bogues, Clinton Phillipe and Jesse {illegible}. The back row is Larry Glaser, Tom Powers, Bob Brinker, Bob Bust, Bill Murphy, {illegible}, and Bart Foss. There is a white sign above the men that reads "131 A.G.F. Dance band". Printed In the bottom left-hand corner of the photograph is "Sendai, Japan. Dec. 25, 45".
Date: December 25, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[131 Dance Band in Sendai]

Group photograph of the 131 Dance Band on stage in Sendai, Japan. The men are in three rows except for a trumpet player standing on the left and the pianist sitting at the piano on the right. The back row consists of six men, from left to right there are four trumpet players, a drummer and cellist. In the second row there are three trombone players. In the front row there are seven men, five saxophonists, and a guitar player all sitting behind wooden music stands. The seventh man in the front row is not behind a music stand nor holding an instrument. All the men wear dark collared uniform shirts and pants. Printed underneath the photograph is "Dec. 45 - Sendai".
Date: December 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Account of Nagasaki] (open access)

[Account of Nagasaki]

Typewritten correspondence from an unknown sailor describing events in Nagasaki Harbor and city on September 11, 16, and 20th 1945. The document provides a first-hand account of damage from the atomic bomb from the sailor's viewpoint in Nagasaki harbor as well as naval operations during the period described and the affect on civilians in the area.
Date: 1945-09-11/1945-09-20
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Akasaka Palace]

Photograph of the Akasaka Palace building in Tokyo, Japan.
Date: October 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Annex 1 to the Directive of the Terms of Surrender, September 3, 1945] (open access)

[Annex 1 to the Directive of the Terms of Surrender, September 3, 1945]

Summary of Directive Number 2 giving the key points of the terms of actions needed to be taken immediately following Japanese surrender.
Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: Office of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Annex 2 to the Directive of the Terms of Surrender, September 3, 1945] (open access)

[Annex 2 to the Directive of the Terms of Surrender, September 3, 1945]

Annex 2 to Directive Number 2 to be presented to the Commanding General of the First Japanese General Army providing more detailed instructions for initiating the provisions required by the Directive regarding Armed Forces organization and transportation.
Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: Office of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Army Band on Stage]

Photograph of the U.S. Army band on stage in Tokyo, Japan. The men are in two rows with the front row sitting behind wooden music stands. All but one of the men wear dark collared uniform shirts and pants. On the far left a man with a guitar stands in a cowboy hat, button down shirt, large belt and cowboy boots. From left to right in the front row is Don Brown, Bill Gravett, Bob Brinker, unidentified, George Kaplan, Gayle Rasmussen, Joe Kost and unidentified. The back row is an unidentified man, Chester Dzierkiewiz, Wes Cain, Tom Powers, Larry Glaser, Ted Niewiadomski, Bill Murphy, Chuck Delula.
Date: December 27, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Army Post Office 547 Christmas Menu, December 25, 1945] (open access)

[Army Post Office 547 Christmas Menu, December 25, 1945]

List of servicemen working at the Miyagi Military Building in Sendai, Japan and a menu for Army Post Office 547's dinner on Christmas day, 1945. The front of the menu features an illustration of bells and Santa Claus.
Date: December 25, 1945
Creator: Army Post Office 547
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Asthalter by Hotel]

Photograph of a soldier identified as Asthalter standing in front of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
Date: October 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Bob Peters Taking Photo]

Photograph of Robert Peters standing amid rubble in Tokyo, Japan, holding a camera in front of his face. Buildings are visible in the background.
Date: October 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Cargo Boxes Piled on Yellow Beach, Okinawa]

Photograph of a section of Yellow Beach, Okinawa, Japan covered in wooden cargo crates and longshoremen sorting through cargo. A water tower is visible in the background.
Date: October 17, 1945
Creator: Ryan, Gerald
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Chester W. Nimitz Signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender]

Photograph of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz signing the Japanese instrument of surrender. Admiral Nimitz sits at a long dark table with the large document in front of him, only his side profile can be seen. He is wearing a light-colored, uniform and hat with the Navy's emblem on it. Three men stand behind Admiral Nimitz watching as he signs the surrender document. There are also twenty men watching on from the background. Photograph is autographed by Nimitz: "C. W. Nimitz U.S. Representative". 22 officers are labeled in the caption. Handwritten in lower middle: "23. ' [indicates General] Stillwell/24 Gen Krueger." Photograph caption in lower right: "THE JAPANESE SURRENDER U.S.S. MISSOURI TOKYO BAY, 2 SEPTEMBER, 1945".
Date: September 2, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Christmas Card: 1945] (open access)

[Christmas Card: 1945]

Holiday card from Doris and Bernard Appel featuring a photograph of Doris's sculpture, Praying Hands, along with a quote from General MacArthur about the ending of World War II. The holiday greeting printed on the card includes the names of the Appel's three daughters, with the names of each daughter's own children handwritten beneath.
Date: 1945
Creator: Appel, Doris & Appel, Bernard
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Christmas Program for the Eighth Army Staff Officer's Mess, December 25, 1945] (open access)

[Christmas Program for the Eighth Army Staff Officer's Mess, December 25, 1945]

Program and menu for the Eighth Army Staff Officer's Mess at the Helm House in Yokohama, Japan on Christmas Day, 1945. The front of the program features an illustration of a Christmas tree.
Date: 1945-12~
Creator: Eighth Army
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Close-Up of a Sailor at Okinawa]

Photograph of a sailor from close range. The back of the photo says that this was "taken at Okinawa Ryuku Islands Buckner Bay." Also written on the back is "Beat, but happy its now almost over."
Date: September 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Deck of the USS Missouri on the day of Japan's surrender]

Photograph relating to the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Army and Navy officials watch on as dignitaries leave the deck.
Date: September 2, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Deyo and a Cello]

Photograph of Deyo McCullough standing with a cello in front of tree on Christmas in Sendai, Japan. McCullough stands on the left in a collared shirt, dark tie, belt, pants and boots. printed on the front diagonally across the upper right-hand corner is "Dec 25 - 45 Sendai, Japan".
Date: December 25, 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Diary Entry: "Guadalcanal" and Other Entries, April 16, 1945] (open access)

[Diary Entry: "Guadalcanal" and Other Entries, April 16, 1945]

Diary entry by Edgar Jones about his experience onboard the USS Monitor (LSV-5). He discusses his feelings of visiting historic sites, Guadalcanal and Savo Island, the beautiful view in the Iron Bottom Bay Officers' Club restroom, having marines onboard, sailing through a typhoon, and what servicemen do before big battles.
Date: April 16, 1945
Creator: Jones, Edgar, 1915-2009
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Diary Entry: In the Philippines, January 18, 1945] (open access)

[Diary Entry: In the Philippines, January 18, 1945]

Diary entry by Edgar Jones about his experience onboard the USS Monitor (LSV-5). He discusses his first time on shore in the Philippines in order to get some film from aircraft guns developed and the things he saw along the way.
Date: January 18, 1945
Creator: Jones, Edgar, 1915-2009
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Diary Entry: "So the War's Over" and Other Entries, May 9, 1945] (open access)

[Diary Entry: "So the War's Over" and Other Entries, May 9, 1945]

Diary entry by Edgar Jones about his experience aboard the USS Monitor LSV-5. He discusses the end of the war in the European theater and how the news of Victory in Europe Day was received by the servicemen in the Pacific, types of people one might encounter at the Officer's Club, and his feelings towards his country during the colors ceremony.
Date: May 9, 1945
Creator: Jones, Edgar, 1915-2009
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Diary Entry: The End of the Road, August 1945] (open access)

[Diary Entry: The End of the Road, August 1945]

Diary entry by Edgar Jones about his experience aboard the USS Monitor (LSV-5). He discusses preparations to receive released prisoners of war, meeting with officers who helped develop the atomic bomb, transferring men between an LCVP and the USS Wisconsin BB-64 and USS Iowa (BB-61), landing at various places in Japan to receive the prisoners, and stories of the prisoners' treatment in Japan.
Date: 1945-08-04~
Creator: Jones, Edgar, 1915-2009
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Diary Entry: This Is About a Man, January 30, 1945] (open access)

[Diary Entry: This Is About a Man, January 30, 1945]

Diary entry by Edgar Jones about his experience onboard the USS Monitor (LSV-5). He discusses meeting an Army sergeant who was a Japanese prisoner of war and escaped duringthe invasion of Leyte, taking refuge with Filipino guerrilla forces.
Date: January 30, 1945
Creator: Jones, Edgar, 1915-2009
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Directive on the Terms of Surrender, September 3, 1945] (open access)

[Directive on the Terms of Surrender, September 3, 1945]

Directive outlining the terms for Japanese surrender and all the steps to be taken for the transfer of power from the Imperial Japanese government to the Allied occupational government.
Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: Office of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Electric Train in Tokyo]

Photograph of an electric train, above street level in Tokyo, Japan. A truck drives past in the foreground.
Date: October 1945
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History