USS Arkansas BB-33
Historic Signals

August 8, 1941: Signal announcing U.S. Under Secretary of State Sumner Wells will receive British diplomat Sir Alexander Cadogan onboard.

June 9, 1943: Press wireless report.

April 13, 1945: Announcement of President Roosevelt's death from the Secretary of the Navy.

April 19, 1945: Message from Commander Task Force 51.

May 3, 1945: Announcement of Adolf Hitler's death.

May 4, 1945: Message from Commander Battleship Squadron 1.

May 9, 1945: Announcement of the surrender of Germany.

June 24, 1945 0030: Radio message from C-in-C Pacific Fleet (Chester Nimitz) congratulating the U.S. and British forces in the capture of Okinawa.

June 24, 1945 0113: Radio message from Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill congratulating U.S. forces on the capture of Okinawa.

August 15, 1945 1445: Message from C-in-C Atlantic congratulating the U.S. Navy on the victory in the Pacific.

August 15, 1945 2341: Message from the Secretary of the Navy about the victory in the Pacific and the demobilization of U.S. forces.

August 16, 1945: Message announcing the official surrender of the Imperial Japanese Empire.
(From the collection of Lt. Cdr. William E. Darden, Jr. U.S.N.R.)
Courtesy of William E. "Bill" Darden, III

Page published Dec. 1, 2014