Transcript of Douglas Macarthur
Gen. MacArthur signs japanese surrender instrument. Education and early life Douglas was the youngest of three sons Douglas attended the Force Public School First command, Company K, 3rd Engineer Battalion Escape to Australia and Medal of Honor citation New Guinea Campaign Philippines Campaign (1944–45) Occupation of Japan Honors and awards MacArthur earned over 100 military decorations Several actors have portrayed MacArthur in Movies. In 1941 Roosevelt federalized the Philippine Army, recalled MacArthur to active duty in the U.S. Army as a major general Philippines (41-42) Roosevelt named him commander of U.S. Army Forces in the Far East For his leadership in the defense of the Philippines, General Marshall decided to award MacArthur the Medal of Honor, New Guinea Campaign On April 18, 1942, MacArthur was appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area MacArthur sent Lieutenant General Robert L. Eichelberger to "Take Buna, or not come back alive." General MacArthur's plan for Operation Cartwheel otherwise know as "Island Hopping". Island Hopping Philippines Campaign (1944–45) On October 20, 1944, troops of Krueger's Sixth Army landed on Leyte, while MacArthur watched from USS Nashville. MacArthur's next move was the invasion of Mindoro, which was accomplished December 15, 1944 A series of 52 amphibious landings were made in the central and southern Philippines between February and July 1945. August 1945. On September 2, MacArthur accepted the formal Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri, thus ending World War II. Graduated from West Point in 1903 Honorary Knight Grand Cross Order of the Bath MacArthur's sarcophagus at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk American General Jonathan Wainwright and British General Arthur Percival stand behind him. Douglas MacArthur January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964 Thesis MacArthur was promoted to major on December 11, 1915. World War One MacArthur received a second Distinguished Service Cross for heroic actions in WW1 Superintendent of the United States Military Academy MacArthur awards and honors Army's youngest major general Chief of Staff Field Marshal of the Philippine Army World War II Philippines Campaign (1941–42) Korean War The 38th parallel June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea Rhee placed all South Korean forces under MacArthur's command MacArthur recapted Seoul in March 1951 Douglas MacArthur receiving with the Distinguished Service Cross. MacArthur marking the induction of the Philippine Army Air Corps Douglas MacArthur was an award winning military leader in the United States. He was involved in multiple wars. World War 2 would be the war that played the largest role in his popularity among the American people. By: Full transcript
Erin Swope and David Abolt MacArthur
1945 Medal of Honor The memorial at Palo, Leyte to MacArthur's landing in the Philippines.