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President Truman Announces Surrender of Japan

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President Harry S. Truman (smiling and standing at desk) announces the surrender of Japan at the conclusion of World War II to the media. First row, left to right: Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; President Truman; and Cordell Hull, Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt. Second row, left to right: Julius Krug, Chairman, War Production Board; Leo Crowley, Administrator of the Foreign Economic Administration; Major General Philip Fleming (leaning over), Administrator, Federal Works Agency; William Davis, Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization; John Snyder, Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion; Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal; Secretary of the Treasury Fred Vinson; Attorney General Tom C. Clark; Secretary of Labor Lewis Schwellenbach; John Blandford, Administrator of the National Housing Agency; and Postmaster General Robert E. Hannegan.

August 14, 1945