Five things to know about Japan's World War II surrender

Five things to know about Japan's World War II surrender

World War II ended 75 years ago, but not all countries commemorate it on the same day. Wednesday is the anniversary of the formal Sept. 2, 1945, surrender of Japan to the United States, when documents were signed officially ending years of bloody fighting in a ceremony aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. It's known as V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) in some countries.