Tomoyuki Yamashita (November 1885 - February General in the Japanese army during World War II. On September he was taken prisoner by the Americans. At his trial in Manila, the American military court sentenced Yamashita to death. He was hanged on February
Description of September Spectators and correspondents from all over the world pick vantage positions on the deck of the USS Missouri, in Tokyo Bay to watch the formal Japanese surrender ceremony marking the end of World War II.