Battleship USS Missouri in Sagami Wan, Japan, 30 Aug 1945. Notice Mount Fuji and Missouri flying Admiral William Halsey’s four-star flag at the after mast, and the US flag at the unusual location on the main mast.
“Two Third Fleet heavy cruisers anchored in Sagami Wan, outside of Tokyo Bay, Japan, 28 August 1945. Closest ship is USS Quincy (CA-71). The other is USS Boston (CA-69). Photographed by Lt. G.D. Rogers, of USS Shangri-La (CV-38).”
Destroyer Hatsuzakura meets USS Nicholas (DD-449) off the coast of Japan, to transfer Japanese officers for discussions concerning the entry of U.S. and British warships into Sagami Wan and Tokyo Bay, 27 August 1945.
USS Missouri (BB-63) anchored in Sagami Wan or Tokyo Bay, Japan, with other units of the U.S. Third Fleet, 30 August 1945. Mount Fuji is faintly visible in the distance. Missouri is flying Admiral William F. Halsey’s four-star flag.”