Douglas MacArthur, General of The War in World War II

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 Januari 1880-5 April 1964) was a general of the United States and Philippine armed forces Field Marshal. He was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in the 1930s and later played an important role in World War II. He was assigned to lead the invasion of Japan in November 1945, and then accept the Japanese surrender to the Allies on September 2, 1945.

MacArthur care of the Japanese occupation from 1945 to 1951 and is credited to implement democratic changes. He led the UN forces in Korea from 1950-1951 against the invasion of North Korea. MacArthur removed from office by the leader of President Harry S. Truman in April 1951 for opposing the policy of Truman in the Korean War in front of the public. MacArthur fought in three major wars, World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

Biography of Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1880 when his parents were stationed there. His father is a lieutenant-general Arthur MacArthur, Jr.., Medal of Honor recipient, and his mother Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur of Norfolk, Virginia. Douglas MacArthur was the grandson of the politician Arthur MacArthur, Sr.. He was baptized at Christ Episcopal Church on May 16, 1880.

MacArthur's father was assigned in San Antonio, Texas, in 1893. There, Douglas attended West Texas Military Academy and then the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1898. He graduated in 1903 and given the title of "First Captain Of The Corps Of Cadets". He then went to the Philippines and Japan.

He married Henrietta Louise Cromwell Brookson on February 14, 1922, and divorced in 1929. He later married Jean Marie Faircloth on 30 April 1937 and blessed with one son, Arthur, in Manila on February 21, 1938.

Battle / war
Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916
World War I
World War II
The Korean War

Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Flying Cross
Silver Star
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Order of the Rising Sun

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