US general Douglas MacArthur had figured prominently in as Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area, in defending and later retaking the Philippines. MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender and oversaw the occupation of Japan between 1945 and
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (1/26/1880-4/5/1964) was an American general & field marshal of the Philippine Army & played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines, which made him & his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the 1st father & son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only 5 men to rise to the rank of General of the Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.
Douglas Macarthur (Youngest American General) He was the head of the Pacific Theatre of WWII. He defended the Philippines freedom and independence. After two years of war on Japan he accepted their surrender and oversaw the Japanese Occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1951. Lastly he lead our armies into Korea in the 1950's and was retired.
General Douglas MacArthur looking at bodies of Japanese soldiers killed hours before during the fight to take Bataan and liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation. Location: Bataan, Philippine Islands Date taken: February 16, 1945 (Life Magazine photo)
"DUTCH NEW GUINEA -- Less than two hours after his American and Australian troops stormed ashore at Taoji, only 1800 yards from Hollandia Airport, Dutch New Guinea, Gen. Douglas MacArthur joined his men on the jungle beach. Here he gets the latest ... from a beachhead officer. Disdaining... danger, he went ashore without ...(pausing)...to wear a steel helmet." Credit: (ACME)