Proper DOT dustyoldthing_belowtitle

12 Exuberant V-J Day Photos from 1945!

August 14th, 15th, and September 2nd of 1945 were all celebrated as Victory Over Japan Day, the dates correlating to the initial surrender (in different time zones) and also the day that formal surrender paperwork was signed by Japanese officials. For the Allied countries, long weary of the war, these were days for celebration – as much as could be forged from the rationed cupboards of the average working man at any rate.

VJ Day in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

VJ Day headlines in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Via/ Flickr

Marines celebrate VJ Day

From original caption: “Victory Carving-First Division Marines on Okinawa gather around Corporal John Dulin as he wields a Japanese samurai sword to cut a VJ cake that he baked for the celebration. That isn’t sugar cake though, the icing is made of starch.” Via/ Flickr

US and Soviet sailors in Alaska celebrate VJ day.

From original Caption: “US and Soviet sailors in Alaska celebrate VJ day.” Via/ Wiki Commons

Ladies banging pots and pans and a washboard in celebration

Ladies banging pots and pans and a washboard in celebration in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Via/ Flickr

Times Square, NYC, on 8/15/45 VJ Day

Times Square, NYC, on 8/15/45 VJ Day. Via/ Flickr

Crowd of people, many waving, in Times Square on V-J Day at time of announcement of the Japanese surrender in 1945

From original Caption: “Crowd of people, many waving, in Times Square on V-J Day at time of announcement of the Japanese surrender in 1945.” Via/ Library of Congress

Click the “Next Page” button to see the rest of these amazing V-J Day photos!

RevContent
Proper DOT dustyoldthing_belowcontent

Get Dusty Old Thing stories in your Inbox!