March 26, 1990
Battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63)
Long Beach Naval Shipyard,
Long Beach California
James Mitchell of Historic Document Reproductions, Inc.,
presents a lasergraphic reproduction of the Instrument of Surrender
to Capt. John Chernesky, Commanding Officer, USS MISSOURI.
This document and a numbered reproduction of the signed
surrender photograph are permanently displayed aboard the USS
Former and present crew members of the USS MISSOURI
stand behind a reproduction of the "Instrument of Surrender"
document. The original document was signed aboard the MISSOURI
on September 2, 1945 and rests in the National Archives in Washington,
D. C. The reproduction was presented to the ship by Mr. James
Mitchell,President of Historical Documents Reproductions, Inc.
of Jasper, Texas on March 26, 1990.
Pictured (left to right) are:
- PNCM (SW) Charles Fleeks,
- Command Master Chief, Ernest Zimmerman, 1944-'46
- John Dudensky, 1944-'45
- Tom O'malley, 1951-'53
- James Mitchell
- Bob Schwenk, 1944-'47
- Bob Edmond, 1946-'48
- Capt. John Chernesky, Commanding Officer
Bob Edmond, a MISSOURI crew member form 1946 to 1948,
views the reproduction of the "Instrument of Surrender"
with current crew member PFC Bobby Perritt after the March 26,