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General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General Sir Arthur E Percival of British Army.

I found this photo in my fathers box of pictures. He was a photographer while serving in the South Pacific during WWII. I have had the picture examined at it is an actual photo and not a reprint.

Photo #1 Wainwright sitting at a table with a Japaneses officer signing a document of some sort. In the middle of the picture is Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Percival of the British Army.

Photo #2 Closer look at Wainwright.

Photo #3 Closer look at Japaneses Officer signing document.

Photo #4 A comparison photo via the net showing Wainwright and Percival. They are the same men as in my photo.

General Jonathan Wainwright and American troops, were over whelmed by the Japaneses forces on Corregidor Island. It is here where Wainwright surrendered to Japan during World War II.

Location: Corregidor Island Philippines
Date: 1943, January

Both Wainwright and Percival were together in the Pacific-theater and both were held in a Japaneses prisoner of war camp and released in 1945.

Due to their weakened looking condition, this could be a release photo of Wainwright and Percival from the prisoner of war camp. Or, this could be the initial signing of surrender by the Japaneses in the Pacific theater. The final signing of surrender took place in Baguio Luzon Philippines and was a large affair.

As of now, I know the men are Wainwright and Percival, I am not positive of the event taking place.


  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 6 years ago
    These photos are a real treasure. Wish I were a WWII historian so I knew exactly what was happening though. I do know that in many Ja
  2. stefdesign stefdesign, 6 years ago
    Oops, hit the wrong key! Anyway, in many Japanese POW camps no papers were signed, the guards and officials simply abandoned the camps and the POWs had to fend for themselves.
  3. mark mark, 6 years ago
    Hi Stef, thanks for the info!
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    These are wonderful!
  5. whyjing, 5 years ago
    How may I contact for the purpose of using this photo?
  6. mark mark, 5 years ago
    whyjing...this is my photo, for what purpose would you want to use this?

    Thanks Mark
  7. whyjing, 5 years ago
    Thanks Mark for your reply! I want to use it for illustration in my research book of Japanese POW camp in Manchuria.
  8. whyjing, 5 years ago
    Hi Mark, thanks for allowing me to use the photo. I assure you full credit goes to your dad's! May I ask for your email address to further discuss my request for a higher resolution? This photo would have been taken on September 5 1945 when Gen. Wainwright received the Japanese surrender in Manila. Your dad was a great witness!

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