General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender
Pictured aboveTalks with Allied and Japanese newsmen after his arrival at Atsugi airfield, Japan, on 30 August 1945. Standing behind General MacArthur, at right, is General Robert L. Eichelberger. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph/http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-people/m/macarthur-douglas-in-japan-august-1945-june-1950/nh-84346.html
VAV!/August 27, 2015
On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ...
The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.