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On August 28, 1945, the U.S.S. Southerland DD-743 entered Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceramonies by Japan to end World War II. Aboard the Southerland that day was Joe Barlar RD-1 and Plankowner. Resently, in Mobile, AL. Joe and the flags that flew that day on the Southerland were re-united once again. This reunion was arranged by Rick Anderson, President of the Southerland Association at the time. These flags were presented to the association by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Miller and Mr. & Mrs. Alan Bieber


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