"The first meeting of Gen. MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito in Tokyo. Sept. 1945 at the General's Headquarters." This iconic photograph was taken by Lt. Gaetano Faillance. You can read about it here.
"Gen. MacArthur signs surrender documents aboard the Missouri, Tokyo Bay, Sept. 2, 1945"
The poster above may refer to the Japanese Communist Party, repressed under Hirohito, but legalized during U.S. occupation.
Known as Byakue Kannon, the deity is represented as both male and female. S/he assists people in distress.
"St. Domingo Church in the walled city." The remains of Manila's oldest quarter, called Intramuros, built by the Spanish in the 16th century. (I've been informed by someone living in Manila that this is actually the Old Augustinian Recollect Church.)
"Jap 'Mickey Mouse' money in process of being destroyed. It was burned after bulldozers finished."
"This is the entire unit." Quon behind the wheel, Pfc Eve behind the passenger's seat, the perennially shirtless Johnson behind him in the trailer.
In the summer of 1942, the U.S. Army called up a skinny California boy barely out of his teens. But at 5’9’’ and 125 pounds, Private Glenn W. Eve was deemed unfit for combat.
He might have spent the duration of World War II at a desk, except that he had field skills the Army needed – he was a gifted artist, draftsman and photographer who'd spent the previous four years working for the Walt Disney Co.
In July 1944, they promoted him to private first class (Pfc) and assigned him to the Signal Photo Corps, bound for the Pacific to document the war. This is his collection, never before published. All comments in quotes are Pfc Eve's, written on the back of the photo.