Victory over Japan Day

Date taken: August 14, 1945
Location: New York City, New York, USA

Photographer: Victor Jorgensen
Source: US Archives

Historical Context

New York City celebrated Japan's surrender of Japan with a joy not seen for a generation.

They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square.

Historical Events

  • 1945-08-14 V-J Day, Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone)
  • 1945-08-15 Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan (due to time zones 14th Aug in the Americas)

Historical Photos