On Sunday September 2, 1945, the formal surrender document was signed aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. At 9.25 a.m., with General Douglas MacArthur, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Admirals Halsey and Sherman presiding, the Instrument of Surrender was completed with the affixing of signatures. The Second World War was at last over.
Right on cue, as if staged by Hollywood, shafts of brilliant sunlight broke through the morning mist floodlighting the historic scene, and a mighty rumble began to fill the air. A great Armada of American aircraft swept across Tokyo Bay as Corsairs, Hellcats, Avengers, Helldivers, Mustangs, Thunderbolts and Superfortresses, heralded in the peace.
Robert Taylor's classic piece captures that historic moment for posterity and the highly-restricted edition of just 850 prints, each carrying unique and historic signatures, will be prized by collectors for generations to come.
The 4 Signature Edition
All 850 prints have been signed by:
- Lieutenant John Bremyer
- Commander Hal Lamar
- Rear Admiral C.W. Nimitz, Jr.
- Lieutenant Kenneth A. Walsh USMC Medal of Honor
The 10 Signature Edition
350 prints have been specially signed by six additional veterans:
- Colonel Jefferson J. De Blanc USMC Medal of Honor
- Brigadier General Robert E. Galer USMC Medal of Honor
- Lieutenant Tom Guy
- Captain Ray Hawkins
- Colonel Bill Stewart
- Colonel Jim Swett Medal of Honor
4 Signature Double Remarque
Robert has hand-drawn a special remarque in the lower margin depicting Fleet Admiral WILLIAM 'BULL' HALSEY who goes down in history as one of the foremost US Naval Commanders of WWII having led numerous campaigns in the Pacific.
- 32 x 24 inches
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