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Robert Beightler accepting Japanese surrender
Description: Photograph of Major General Robert Beightler, Commanding General, 37th Infantry Division, accepting the articles of surrender from Major General Iguchi, Commanding General, 80th Brigade, Imperial Japanese Army, Tuguegarao, Luzon, Philippines, September 5, 1945. The 37th Infantry was nicknamed the Buckeye Division because it was originally comprised of Ohio National Guard units. The division went into combat in April 1943 on Guadacanal, Solomon Islands and spent over 600 days in action before the end of the war, more combat time than any other division. The 37th Infantry played a significant role in the invasion of the Phillippines. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03421
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Soldiers--Ohio
Places: Tuguegarao, Luzon (Philippines)