KYONGSONG, Jap.(KEIJO) or (SEOUL), KOREA. SEPTEMBER 9, 1945
Occupation and Surrender of Southern Korea,
8-9 September 1945
The U.S. Navy put Army ground forces ashore in Korea on 8 September 1945, at a location that would become World-famous in another five years as the scene of the Inchon Invasion. The following day, 9 September, Japanese forces in the southern part of Korea surrendered in ceremonies held in Seoul. That marked the end of three and a half decades of Japanese rule in Korea. The peninsula north of the thirty-eighth parallel was already in Soviet hands.
The lowering of the Jap flag and the raising of "Old Glory"
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Surrender ceremonies in the Government Building at Keijo (Seoul), Korea, 9 September 1945.