PACAF honors Air Force hero of Pearl Harbor attack

Col. Gordon Blake sits in front of the base operations building at Atsugi Airfield near Tokyo, Japan in August, 1945. On August 28, 1945, he led a special 150-man task force into Japan to prepare for the August 30, 1945 airborne occupation troop landings and to receive Allied dignitaries arriving to witness the signing of the Instrument of Surrender on the USS Missouri. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Wilson
VIRIN: 231207-F-EA289-1210.JPG
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