Asked • 06/20/19

Were there crewmen from other USN ships on USS Missouri when the Japanese surrendered?

I have tried finding a list of the crewmen on the USS Missouri at the time of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, or at least some general information about who was on the ship at that time, but nothing that I've found is really helpful. I'm wondering if, aside from some dignitaries and high-level officers from other militarizes or branches of the US military, if any non-Missouri crew were present on the ship? If some said they were present at the signing of the JIS, is there a way to verify this?

Monique M.

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Below is a link where you can get some information. There are some details about who came aboard. It is not likely that any non-Missouri crew were present on the ship? If there were, due to the protocol referenced in Timothy A's answer, it would probably have not been noted or recorded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)
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06/25/19

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Timothy A. answered • 06/23/19

It's all about those who came before you and knowing your geography

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