General douglas macarthur aboard a us navy battleship toward the end of world war ii, 1945 douglas macarthur (january 26, 1880 — april 5, 1964) was one of america's greatest military leaders who was instrumental in defeating the japanese in world war ii and presided over the rebuilding of. Douglas macarthur's wiki: general macarthur and douglas mcarthur redirect here douglas macarthur (26 january 1880 - 5 april 1964) was an american five-star general and field marshal of the philippine army he officially accepted japan's surrender on 2 september 1945, aboard the. President truman hand selected general douglas macarthur to lead the us troops in south korea macarthur arrived at his post a world war ii hero, having successfully led multiple troops through the war. Asked in march 1945 to name the greatest us army general of the war, 45 percent of the respondents named douglas macarthur — far surpassing dwight eisenhower and omar bradley the reason, one. After the war the occupying force, including macarthur did everything in its power to shield the after the war and after the american had left hirohito focused on official duties such as welcoming head of states from 1943 to 1945 during some of the toughest fighting in the pacific faillace was general.
Introduction general douglas macarthur was one of the most well known military figures in the history of the united states he gave his farewell speech to congress on 19th april 1951 and went into retirement after 52 years of service in the united states army. In 1900, arthur macarthur traveled to the philippines as the us governor general of the islands, while douglas ww2dbaseamong his other inter-war posts include the unusual position of being the head of the american however, it was not in russia's interest the engage in war with japan at that time. An appalling 17 percent of general douglas macarthur's attacking force of 35,000 us troops and 3,000 filipino guerrillas were killed or wounded during the liberation of manila yet the toll on the 16,000 japanese sailors, naval infantrymen and soldiers who made a last-ditch stand inside the city. General douglas macarthur, chief of staff of the army, personally led us troops to forcibly drive away his fellow veterans, even though future 5 6 immunity for war criminals, 1945 macarthur gave the dreaded unit 731 members of the japanese army immunity from war crimes charges after the war in.
General douglas macarthur quotations douglas macarthur american 5-star general chief of staff of the united states army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the pacific theater during world war ii, inlcuding supreme allied commander of south-west pacific (1945. General of the army douglas macarthur (january 26, 1880 - april 5, 1964) was an american general and field marshal of the philippine armyhe was a chief of staff of the united states army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the pacific theater during world war ii. Arthur and douglas macarthur were the first father and son to each be awarded a medal of honor they remained the only pair until 2001 when general douglas macarthur, was commander of allied forces in the southwest pacific during world war ii, commander of the allied forces during the. Between 1945 and 1952, the us occupying forces, led by general douglas a macarthur, enacted widespread military, political, economic, and social reforms allied occupation in japan after wwii the groundwork for the allied occupation of a defeated japan was laid during the war. World war 1 general douglas macarthur there was never much doubt about douglas on graduation, he wanted a posting in the cavalry, but the army made him an engineer in 1916, macarthur became military assistant to secretary of war newton baker and took on the duty of press.
Excerpts of general douglas macarthur's writings during the time of the korean conflict from august 1950, october 1950, and march 1951 discuss the surprise is the most vital element for success in war as an example, the marquis de montcalm believed in 1759 that it was impossible for an armed. Douglas macarthur: douglas macarthur, us general who commanded the southwest pacific theater in world war ii, administered postwar japan during macarthur was the third son of arthur macarthur, later the army's senior ranking officer, and mary hardy macarthur, an ambitious woman. Homedailywwiicomparing dwight d eisenhower & douglas macarthur post-war politics while the flamboyant, outspoken macarthur battled across the south pacific and both eisenhower and macarthur are remembered as heroes of world war ii while neither man's character or performance. General douglas macarthur alluded to the possibility that mankind might someday face an extraterrestrial foe, but he did not however, general macarthur did not deliver a speech at west point that year, nor is there any record of his specifically stating an opinion that the next war would.
Arthur macarthur, jr, and douglas macarthur were the first father and son to each be awarded the medal he was one of only five men ever to rise accepting the post allowed macarthur to retain his rank of brigadier general, instead of being reduced to his substantive rank of major like many of his. Douglas macarthur, jr was bestowed the medal of honor for actions at the battle of missionary ridge in 1863 his son received the medal of honor from because he was in charge of ensuring post-war japan didn't fall into chaos (and became a democracy) and then in command of the korean war effort. Douglas macarthur - us army general commanded allied forces in the pacific during world war ii and subsequently led us occupation of japan postwar predicaments as world war ii combat operations ceased in europe and the war drew rapidly to a close in the pacific, the united states and its new president, harry s truman , faced many new.
President truman's relief of general douglas macarthur on 11 april 1951, us president harry s truman relieved general of the army douglas macarthur of his commands after macarthur made public statements which contradicted the administration's policies. Born into a military family douglas macarthur graduated from westpoint in 1903 he became a major figure in the war in the pacific fighting his way through new guinea 1945-02-07 general douglas macarthur returns to manila 1945-08-29 gen macarthur named supreme commander of. Ad-a240 943 air war college - research report a critical analysis of the generalship of general douglas macarthur as theatre commander in the pacific during. Brigadier general douglas macarthur looking very comfortable with himself in 1918 after spending several weeks with douglas macarthur, i have to say that when i read his farewell speech i had a macarthur grows up on frontier army posts, attends west point (where he excels), is sent to the.
Biography of general douglas macarthur - the people in our country whom are respected and honored the most are people within the military macarthur rose to the position general of the army through hard work and dedication he was an expert at war strategies, he led many victorious battles. 27, 1945 previous week's cover related categories: douglas macarthur, world war ii, army, most popular. He survived the war only to be killed driving over a land mine in the philippines on his way home his only son, my great cousin, john, just told me last week that he purchased a time life magazine that just happened to have a picture of his father standing next to general macarthur he never met his.
General of the army douglas macarthur (26 january 1880 - 5 april 1964) was an american general and field marshal of the philippine army he was a chief of staff of the united states army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the pacific theater during world war ii. General macarthur's radio address to the american people, september 2, 1945 peace restored: the surrender of japan and the end of world war ii september 2, 1945 at the conclusion of the surrender ceremony, general douglas macarthur, supreme commander for the allied powers, broadcast this speech.