The Only Color Footage of the Japanese Surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945

Aboard the USS Missouri 77 years ago, Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s Fleet “Aerologist" (Navy-speak for meteorologist) borrowed a camera and shot the only color footage of the Japanese Surrender in Tokyo Bay. On September 2, 1945, Commander George F. Kosco borrowed a camera from Chief Petty Officer (and Hollywood actor) Leif Erickson. Then, he took a

When Is V-J Day?

← BACK TO VBC BLOG When is V-J Day?  Simple question. Complicated answer. That's often how history works.Victor Jorgensen photo, Times Square, August 14, 1945 (National Archives) August 14 is the anniversary of V-J Day. That's the day in 1945 that Americans learned of the final end of World War II. That

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