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  • 2 September is V-J (Victory Over Japan) Day, named for the day Japan formally surrendered to Allied Forces in a ceremony in Tokyo (the initial announcement was made on Aug. 15, 1945). The joy of victory, forever immortalized in the kiss photograph snapped by Alfred Eisenstaedt in Times Square in New York City, swept across a nation that knew firsthand of the sacrifices Allied Forces had to make. Magnum presents coverage of the Pacific War during World War II.
  • BURMA—A pilot returns to Mingladon Airfield, near Rangoon, after a mission, 1942.
  • BURMA— Flying Tigers pilots at Mingladon Airfield, 1942
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—Onboard the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Saratoga . Traffic problems on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier are handled with a deceptive ease. Here, a plane parker in a white helmet is signaling the pilot of one of the new Hellcats to "hold on the right brake and come forward a little on the left." A moment more and the plane will be in position to descend on the forward elevator of the USS Saratoga to the hangar deck, between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943.
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—The USS Saratoga , between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943.
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—Onboard the USS Saratoga , between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943. Paul Barnett checks his camera before the raid over Rabaul. It would be his last flight
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—Marine landing crafts approach the beach of Engebi, between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—The USS Saratoga , between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943
  • PHILIPPINES—U.S. Navy Corsair fighter planes, 1944
  • PHILIPPINES—An inter-island boat set on fire by a U.S. Patrol Torpedo Boat, 1944
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—Onboard the USS Saratoga , wounded gunner Kenneth Bratton after Rabaul raid, Nov. 5, 1943.
  • BURMA—Flying Tiger pilot John G. Bright at Mingladon Airfield, near Rangoon, 1942.
  • CEYLON—Between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1945.
  • BURMA—A Chinese woman breaks stones for repair of the Burma road, 1942
  • SCHWEGYIN, Burma—Prior to the battle resulting in the recapture of Schweygin, Kumaoni soldiers of the Indian army distract invading Japanese with small-arms fire while the main crossing is made farther down the Sittang River. The Kumaoni soldiers are closely related to the Ghurkas, 1942
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—Torpedo bomber pilots are debriefed by an intelligence officer onboard the USS Saratoga , between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943
  • SOUTH PACIFIC—Mess men (cooks) in their quarters aboard the USS Nassau , between Oct. 26, 1943, and Dec. 9, 1943.
  • PHILIPPINES—The crew of a Patrol Torpedo Boat after an all-night mission. The broom signifies a "Clean Sweep," meaning they sank every enemy boat they saw, 1944.
  • YOKOSUKA, Japan—A Japanese photographer attaches film of the surrender of the Japanese naval base at Yokosuka to a pigeon for flight to Tokyo, where the pictures will appear in a Japanese newspaper, August 1945
  • TOKYO—U.S. Navy seaman Paul Gray of San Dimas, Calif., rides a bicycle, August 1945.
  • HIROSHIMA, Japan—A Japanese soldier walks through a site that is now the center of an atomic bomb blast. Army barracks once stood in the center of town, 1945
  • HIROSHIMA, Japan—Discharged Japanese soldiers on a train at Hiroshima railroad station heading home after the end of World War II, Sept. 8, 1945 All Photos © Magnum Photos