The plaque reads:  On this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied powers was signed, thus bringing to a close The Second World War - The ship at that time was at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Latitude 35'21'17 North ~ Longitude 119'45'36 East.

 
 1946-49 USS Missouri Surrender Zippo with attached badges on both sides

1946-49 USS Missouri Surrender Zippo with attached badges on both sides

 1954-55 Zippo USS Missouri Surrender

1954-55 Zippo USS Missouri Surrender

 1950 USS Missouri Zippo commemorating the 1950 Midshipman Cruise

1950 USS Missouri Zippo commemorating the 1950 Midshipman Cruise

 1949-52USS Missouri Surrender Zippo

1949-52USS Missouri Surrender Zippo

 1952 USS Missouri Zippo commemorating the 1952 Midshipman Cruise

1952 USS Missouri Zippo commemorating the 1952 Midshipman Cruise

See also WORLD WAR IIVIETNAM WAR, MILITARY and NAVY Zippo pages