Victory over Japan (VJ) Day

15 August marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) and the surrender of Japan. Whilst the war in Europe ended in May 1945 thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still engaged in fighting in the Far East. The fighting in the Asia-Pacific campaign took place from Hawaii to North East India, with personnel in the Commonwealth’s Fourteenth Army speaking more than 40 languages between them.

The stories told below are those of Nottinghamshire veterans who served and sacrificed in the Far East campaign.