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  ::Douglas MacArthur::
Douglas MacArthur was America’s senior military commander in the Far East during World War Two.
It was a promise that Douglas MacArthur was to fulfill.
In World War Two, after the attack on Pearl Harbour, Douglas MacArthur was put in charge of the Philippines where he had to defend the islands against an attack by the Japanese.
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  A Douglas MacArthur Story
MacArthur's position in Filipino heart, right up there alongside their own national heroes such as the martyred Dr. Jose Rizal (who was executed by the Spanish) and Manuel Quezon, does not have merely to do with the victory over Japan in World War II or with the liberation of the Philippines.
MacArthur admired the Filipino guerrilla's style, their bravery, their ingenuity (as did his son, who was to make dramatic use of Filipino guerrilla operations during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines forty years later).
MacArthur's first landfall in the retaking of the Philippines was the provincial capital of Tacloban, the typhoon-swept chief port of Leyte province, hometown of a leggy, doe-eyed motherless girl who, twenty years later, was to become the First Lady of the Philippines.
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  Douglas MacArthur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MacArthur instead ordered the planes to be moved, to conserve them from Japanese raids; only half had been moved when FEAF was all but destroyed on the ground, the prelude to a Japanese invasion.
MacArthur did not believe this to be a danger, advising absolute defeat for the North Korean forces, and famously-advising, "There is no substitute for victory." On November 19, 1950, Chinese military forces crossed the Yalu River, routing the U.N forces and forcing them on a long retreat.
MacArthur spent the remainder of his life quietly in New York, except for a spectacular "sentimental journey" to the Philippines in 1961, when he was decorated by President Carlos P. Garcia with the Philippine Legion of Honor, rank of Chief Commander.
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 Douglas MacArthur - MSN Encarta
Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), American general, who commanded Allied troops in the Pacific during World War II, supervised the postwar occupation of Japan, and led United Nations forces during the Korean War.
MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 26, 1880, the son of General Arthur MacArthur, a hero of the American Civil War who was later military governor of the Philippines.
MacArthur was embittered and frustrated by the Allied strategy that gave priority to Europe and forced him to share the Pacific command with Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
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 Douglas MacArthur
General Douglas MacArthur served as supreme commander of the Allied war effort in the Pacific, as well the director of the postwar occupation of Japan.
Following World War I, MacArthur became a general, and served as the superintendent of West Point, served in the Philippines, and was posted to various other assignments.
Chinese Communists then entered the conflict, and MacArthur urged that the United States should go to war with China, and advocated the use of nuclear weaponry against China.
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 KWCC Biography - MacArthur
MacArthur was evacuated by patrol torpedo (PT) boat to Australia in March where he was named supreme commander of the Southwest Pacific and began his plans to launch an attack on Japanese power in the Pacific.
MacArthur was to lead American forces in the invasion of the Japanese home islands, and he was in the process of preparing for that impending and horrific operation when the atomic bomb brought an abrupt and decisive end to the war.
MacArthur tested the waters of politics in 1948 by allowing his name to be placed on Republican Party primary ballots in a number of states in the spring and summer prior to the 1948 election.
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 Douglas MacArthur
MacArthur was able to make it very clear that the U.S. had defeated the Japanese, who had never been defeated before, while avoiding the humiliation of the Japanese people.
MacArthur was very frustrated with these results, and ordered SCAP (Supreme Commander Allied Powers) political experts to prepare a draft guided by his principles.
MacArthur, as Supreme Commander, was able to enfranchise Japanese women, give workers the right to unionize, force landowners to sell their land to the farmers that worked the land, set up reform programs for schooling, and break up companies that had monopolized in Japan.
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 Douglas MacArthur - Picture and Sound Clip - MSN Encarta
General Douglas MacArthur was one of the most important American military leaders of the 20th century.
MacArthur commanded American troops in World War II and United Nations forces in the Korean War.
In 1951 United States president Harry Truman dismissed MacArthur from his command of UN forces in Korea after MacArthur defied administration war policy.
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 MacArthur, Douglas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
MacArthur was reared on army posts and attended military school in Texas.
At the beginning (1950) of the Korean War he was appointed commander of UN military forces in South Korea, while retaining his command of Allied forces in Japan.
On his return to the United States, MacArthur was given a hero’s welcome and invited to address a joint session of Congress.
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 Douglas MacArthur Collection
Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880, the youngest child of (Capt.) Arthur MacArthur (1845-1912) and Mary Pinkney Hardy (1852-1935).
MacArthur was ordered by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with a U.N. resolution, to proceed north of the 38th parallel.
From the 13-16th of October, Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur commanded the 84th Infantry Division to the successful capture of Hill 288 (a strongly fortified point on the Kreimhilde Stellung), the Tuilerie Ferme, and the Cote de Chatillon (beyond the enemy's strong line of resistance).
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 General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Douglas MacArthur lived his entire life, from cradle to grave, in the United States Army.
In 1915 MacArthur was promoted to major and the following year became the Army's first public relations officer, performing so well that he is largely credited with selling the American people on the Selective Service Act of 1917, as the country moved ever closer to joining the war in Europe.
Although he antagonized many of the old guard, MacArthur made good on his mandate to drag the moribund Academy into the 20th century, enabling it to produce officers fit to lead the country in the type of modern war he had just experienced first hand.
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 Douglas MacArthur Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Douglas MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Jan. 26, 1880, the descendant of a long line of military men.
MacArthur's return to the United States was greeted by massive public expressions of support for the general and condemnations of the President.
MacArthur advocated a peace conference which, if unsuccessful, would be followed by "the atomic bombing of enemy military concentrations and installations in North Korea and the sowing of fields of suitable radioactive materials," the bombing of China, and the landing of Chinese Nationalist troops in Manchuria to overthrow the Communist government.
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 Wikinfo | Douglas MacArthur
Douglas B. MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964) served as a United States General of the Army and received the Medal of Honor.
MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was the son of the Civil War Medal of Honor winner Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur and of Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur of Norfolk, Virginia.
Douglas MacArthur's older brother, Arthur, attended the United States Naval Academy and died in 1923, as a Captain.
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 Douglas MacArthur
MacArthur was assigned to general staff duty with the War Department and was an official observer with the Vera Cruz Expedition.
MacArthur was named Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) and he received the formal surrender and President Harry S. Truman appointed him as head of the Allied occupation of Japan.
MacArthur's advice was the "atomic bombing of enemy military concentrations and installations in North Korea" and an attack on China.
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 The American Experience | MacArthur | People & Events | General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Douglas, who had always been an unremarkable student, first started to reveal his own intellectual gifts when his father was posted to San Antonio, Texas, in 1893.
But Douglas made amends in his next assignment, at the staff college at Leavenworth, and when his father died in 1912 he was transferred to the War Department in Washington, so that he could care for his mother.
Although MacArthur's path through the dense jungles of New Guinea was hardly imagined in the initial war plans, his singleminded drive and resourcefulness made it one of the two prongs in the Allied drive to roll back the Japanese.
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 General Douglas MacArthur and Governor Jonathan Belcher
MacArthur had disembarked from a cruiser, and while being transported toward shore, had left his barge when it ran aground fifty feet from shore, and dressed in his khaki uniform, had waded through knee-deep waters to walk the final few yards to the beach.
In 1844, Judge MacArthur found the proper girl he thought should be his wife, and he married her in Massachusetts--the state formerly known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which from 1730-1741 was under the rule of American Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757), "Commander-in-Chief and supreme Governor of New England" and Vice-Admiral of the same.
Thus, Aurelia Belcher was the ancestress of two Medal of Honor recipients: General Arthur MacArthur, Jr., of whom she was the mother, and General Douglas MacArthur, of whom she was the grandmother.
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 Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur commanded a division in World War I, a majority of Allied troops in the Pacific Theater in World War II, and all of the UN forces in Korea.
MacArthur left the academy in 1922 for another tour in the Philippines and in 1930 assumed the duties of army chief of staff in Washington, with the rank of general.
MacArthur frequently exposed himself to enemy fire to keep up the morale of his small army, but it was helpless in the face of the Japanese advance.
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 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient General Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur, liberator of the Philippines, shogun of occupied Japan, mastermind of the Inchon invasion, was an admired national hero when he was suddenly relieved of his command.
After various command assignments and a five-year tour as army chief of staff, MacArthur returned to the Philippines in 1935 to organize and train the Filipino army.
Douglas MacArthur's Father, Arthur MacArthur, was also awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War.
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 Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur was born at the Little Rock Barracks in Arkansas, where he began his life of discipline with the United States Army.
While MacArthur and Quezon failed in their attempt to get the former named governor of the Philippines, President Herbert Hoover settled differences by promoting MacArthur to four-star general and Army Chief of Staff, in 1930.
MacArthur established his headquarters in Tokyo and became the sole administrator of the military government in Japan.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Douglas A. MacArthur
MacArthur let himself be caught off guard by the Japanese attack on the Philippines on December 8, and he had to start his counteroffensive from scratch the following year.
MacArthur was appointed commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific in early 1945, and in this capacity he oversaw the Japanese surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945.
MacArthur died at age 84 on April 5, 1964, in Bethesda, Maryland.
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 CNN Cold War - Historical Document: Truman dismisses MacArthur
As commander, MacArthur led U.N. forces north to the Chinese border, but was forced to retreat south as China entered the fight with North Korea in November 1950.
With deep regret I have concluded that General of the Army Douglas MacArthur is unable to give his wholehearted support to the policies of the United States Government and of the United Nations in matters pertaining to his official duties.
A message, dated March 20, 1951, from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to MacArthur, informing him that the president was about to announce that the United Nations was prepared to discuss conditions of settlement in Korea.
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 Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur is a leader who moved uneasily as a tragic and sometimes heroic, occasionally bureaucratic, and even superman character, between the four modalities of leadership defined in Figure One.
MacArthur was the bureaucrat trying not to get swamped by detail, yet delving into them to get a sense of a strategic move to take.
Like Napoleon MacArthur thought the most unforgivable sin of a military leader was "forming a picture" and "assuming that the enemy will act a certain way in a given situation when in fact his behavior may be very different" (p.
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 General Douglas MacArthur
General Douglas MacArthur, "liberator" of the Philippines, shogun of occupied Japan and mastermind of the Inchon invasion, was an admired national hero when he was relieved of his command by President Truman in April 1951 for insubordination and disobedience.
Before dismissing General MacArthur, President Truman consulted with his advisors, which included Generals George C. Marshall who was Secretary of Defense at the time, and Omar N. Bradley who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Douglas MacArthur was relieved by Lieutenant General Matthew B. Ridgeway who was also a freemason.
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 MacArthur, Douglas - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MACARTHUR, DOUGLAS [MacArthur, Douglas] 1880-1964, American general, b.
Douglas MacArthur Legacy Award is presented to the Manila Hotel.(Business)
General Douglas MacArthur Museum Planned on Site of World War II Allied Forces' Australian Headquarters - Sunday March 17, 2002 Marks 60th Anniversary Of MacArthur's Arrival in Australia.
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