WWII surrender document on display at Pueblo museum

PUEBLO, Colo. — One of the six original instruments of surrender signed on board the battleship Missouri is now on permanent display at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum.

Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of VJ Day. Veterans of WWII and surviving bomber crews were in Pueblo sharing their stories.

One veteran spoke about his appreciation for the historic document in our state.

“I think it’s terrific,” veteran Bruce Belson said. “I never had expected to see that, that document. Didn’t know there was some original documents around that would be here in Pueblo.”

Historians agree the B-29 bombing raids brought about the surrender and probably saved the lives of 1 million Americans that were preparing for the invasion of Japan.

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