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George J. Grimm Short Snorter Note #4: Japan 5 Yen - Serial # (83) 277314 back
George J. Grimm Short Snorter Note #4: Japan 5 Yen - Serial # (83) 277314 back
George J. Grimm Short Snorter Note #4: Japan 5 Yen - Serial # (83) 277314 front
George J. Grimm Short Snorter Note #4: Japan 5 Yen - Serial # (83) 277314 front
George J. Grimm Short Snorter Note #4: Japan 5 Yen - Serial # (83) 277314
The front of this note is signed by Admiral Spruance (4 stars, Commander 5th Fleet, later promoted to Commander in
Chief of the Pacific Fleet) and another Vice-Admiral. The back of this note is signed by Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
(5 stars), Admiral John Towers (4 stars), plus other staff as they were being flown to Tokyo Bay on August 29, 1945, for
the signing of the Articles of Surrender by Japan. George Grimm made a small notation on the edges of his short snorter
banknotes when he carried flag rank officers on flights.
You can read about this wartime experience at www.PB2Y.org.
George J. Grimm Short Snorter Note #4
Admiral Chester Nimitz and staff arriving dockside in Saipan to hop a PB2Y to Tokyo.
Admiral Nimitz gets his first look at Tokyo Bay from the flight deck of the PB2Y Coronado Flying Boat being flown by Lt. George Grimm.
Admiral Chester Nimitz and staff arriving
dockside in Saipan to hop a PB2Y to Tokyo.
(Photo courtesy of George Grimm)
Admiral Nimitz gets his first look at Tokyo Bay from the flight deck of the
PB2Y Coronado Flying Boat being flown by Lts. Shockey and George Grimm.
(Photo courtesy of George Grimm)
The PB2Y Coronado being flown by George Grimm and carrying Admiral Nimitz and staff upon landing in Tokyo Bay.
Admiral Nimitz and General Vandegrift boarding the launch.
An unidentified British Admiral (Fraser?) boards the launch.
Admiral Nimitz and General Vandegrift boarding the launch.    An unidentified British Admiral (Fraser?) boards the launch.
                                                                    (Both photographs courtesy of George Grimm)
The battleship U.S.S. South Dakota waiting for Admiral Nimitz in Tokyo Bay.
Admiral Bull Halsey welcomes Admiral Nimitz aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota.
Admiral Bull Halsey welcomes Admiral Nimitz aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota. (Photo courtesy of the United States Navy)
George taxis to the South Dakota to pickup Admiral Nimitz.
Admiral Nimitz and staff arriving back at Saipan after receiving the Japanese surrender.
Lt. George Grimm on the wing of his PB2Y in Tokyo Bay.
Lt. George Grimm on the wing of his PB2Y in Tokyo Bay.         George taxis to the South Dakota to pickup Admiral Nimitz.
                                                                     (Both photographs courtesy of George Grimm)
Admiral Nimitz and staff arriving back at Saipan after receiving the Japanese surrender. (Photo courtesy George Grimm)
George Grimm's Flight Logbook for the month of August 1945 showing the Nimitz party aboard heading for Tokyo Bay.
George Grimm's Flight Logbook for the months of August and September1945 showing the Nimitz party aboard heading
to and from Tokyo Bay for the surrender of the Japanese.
George Grimm's Flight Logbook for the month of September 1945 showing the Nimitz party returning from Tokyo Bay.
Stock photo of the PB2Y carrying Admiral Nimitz and staff landing upon Tokyo Bay for the surrender of the Japanese.
(Photo courtesy of the United States Navy)
The battleship U.S.S. South Dakota in full dress waiting to receive Admiral Nimitz in Tokyo Bay. (Photo by George Grimm)