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 MISSOURI.

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 James Mitchell,President of Historical Documents Reproductions, Inc. of Jasper, Texas on March 26, 1990.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:

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, 1990 ceremony.