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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
General 2
Rank:
General of the Army 3
Birth:
26 Jan 1880 4
Little Rock, Arkansas 1
Death:
05 Apr 1964 1
Apr 1964 4
Washington, DC 1
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MacArthur Lands at Leyte, Philippines
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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Signs For The United States During The Surrender Ceremonies On The U.S.S. Missouri In Tokyo Bay, August 31, 1945. At The Microphone At The Left Is General Of The Army Douglas Macarthur.
Jean MacArthur
Jean MacArthur
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General Of The Army Douglas Macarthur Signs As The Supreme Allied Commander During Formal Surrender Ceremonies On The U.S.S. Missouri In Tokyo Bay, August 31, 1945. Behind Gen. Macarthur Are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright (Left) Who Surrendered To The Japa
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Landing at Hollandia in Humboldt Bay, New Guinea on 22 April 44. General MacArthur accompanies his troops. By 28 April 44, they had seized last Jap strip and by 2 May 44 the base was operational.
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On An Airstrip On Leyte Island, Philippine Islands, General Douglas Macarthur Congratulates Major Richard Ira Bong, Whose 38 Victories Make Him America'S Top Fighter Pilot, After Awarding Him The Congressional Medal Of Honor.
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General Douglas Macarthur, Commander-In-Chief Of The Allied Forces In The Southwest Pacific Area On An Inspection Trip Of American Battle Fronts, Met Representativews Of Five Different American Indian Tribes In One United States Army Unit. Left To Right:
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Smiles From The Southwest Pacific. A Jovial Mood Of General Macarthur, Left, Greeting Major General Ennis C. Whitehead, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Fifth Air Force, Right Was Cought By An Alert Photographer During The Visit Of Under Secretary Of War Rober
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MacArthur in jeep, Philippines
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Scene of the Ceremony was the parade grounds fronting the barracks. General MacArthur was accompanied by all of his former staff officers now in this region. They acted as his honorary staff during his visit. As he spoke, the sounds of war could be
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur smoking his corncob pipe, probably at Manila, Philippine Islands, 2 August 1945.
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur smoking his corncob pipe, probably at Manila, Philippine Islands, 2 August 1945.
source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MacArthur_Manila.jpg
Douglas MacArthur as a student at West Texas Military Academy in the 1890s
Douglas MacArthur as a student at West Texas Military Academy in the 1890s
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:View_copy.jpg
Douglas MacArthur as a brigadier general. St. Benoit Chateau, France. 19 September 1918
Douglas MacArthur as a brigadier general. St. Benoit Chateau, France. 19 September 1918
source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douglas_MacArthur,_Army_photo_portrait_seated,_France_1918.JPEG
Douglas MacArthur as West Point Superintendent, c. 1919
Douglas MacArthur as West Point Superintendent, c. 1919
source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douglas_MacArthur_as_USMA_Superintendent.jpg
Photograph of Douglas MacArthur, his wife, and his son, returning to the Philippines in 1950 for a visit.
Photograph of Douglas MacArthur, his wife, and his son, returning to the Philippines in 1950 for a visit.
Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MacArthur-family.JPG
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Full Name:
Douglas MacArthur 2
Full Name:
Douglas Macarthur 4
Birth:
26 Jan 1880 4
Little Rock, Arkansas 1
Male 1
Death:
05 Apr 1964 1
Apr 1964 4
Washington, DC 1
Cause: Biliary Cirrhosis 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Norfolk, Virginia 1
Residence:
Place: Corregedor, phillippines 1
From: 1941 1
To: 1942 1
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Birth:
Mother: Mary Pinkney Hardy MacArthur 1
Father: Arthur MacArthur, Jr. 1
Marriage:
Louise Cromwell Brooks 1
14 Feb 1922 1
Palm Beach, Florida 2
Divorce Date: 1929 2
To: 1929 1
Marriage:
Jean Marie Faircloth MacArthur 1
30 Apr 1937 1
New York City, NY 1
To: 05 Apr 1964 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
General 3
Rank:
General of the Army 3
Commands:
US Army Forces in the Far East; Supreme Allied Commander, South West Pacific Area; 3

Other Service 2

Branch:
Army 2
Service Start Date:
1903 2
Service End Date:
1964 2
Commands:
United Nations Command; Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers Southwest Pacific Area; U.S. Army Forces Far East; Philippine Department; Chief of Staff Philippine Division; U.S. Military Academy Superintendent; 42nd Division; 84th Infantry Brigade 3

Korean War 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
General of the Army 2
Commands:
Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command 3

World War I 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Brigadier General 2
Commands:
84th Infantry Brigade; 42nd Division 3
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Occupation:
5-Star General 2
Employment:
Position: Chief of Staff of the United States Army 3
Start Date: 1930 3
End Date: 1935 3
Employment:
Employer: Philippine Army 3
Position: Field Marshal 3
Place: Philippines 3
Start Date: 1936 3
Employment:
Employer: U.S. Military Academy 3
Position: Superintendent 3
Place: West Point, New York 3
Start Date: 1919 3
End Date: 1922 3
Education:
Institution: U.S. Military Academy 3
Place: West Point, New York 3
From: 13 Jun 1899 3
To: 11 Jun 1903 3
Awarded Medal of Honor for work in the Philippines:
01 Apr 1942 5
Battle of Inchon:
31 Dec 1969 3
Truman relieves MacArthur of command in Korea:
11 Apr 1951 3
UN Offensive of Korean War:
September - October 1950 3
Borneo campaign:
1 May – 1 August 1945 3
New Guinea campaign:
23 January 1942 – August 1945 3
Philippines Campaign:
October 20, 1944 – August 15, 1945 3
Philippines Campaign:
8 December 1941 – 8 May 1942 3
Occupation of Veracruz:
01 May 1914 3
Occupation of Veracruz:
Veracruz, Mexico 3
Oversaw Operation of Japan:
Japan 1
Oversaw Operation of Japan:
1945-1951 1
Accepted Surrender of Japan:
02 Sep 1945 6
Social Security:
Card Issued: New York 4
Social Security Number: ***-**-6966 4
World War I:
Battle of Saint-Mihiel: 31 Dec 1969 3
Meuse-Argonne Offensive: September 26 – November 11, 1918 3
Second Battle of the Marne: 15 July – 6 August 1918 3

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Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur (ASN: 0-57), United States Army, for conspicuous leadership in preparing the Philippine Islands to resist conquest, for gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against invading Japanese forces, and for the heroic conduct of defensive and offensive operations on the Bataan Peninsula. General MacArthur mobilized, trained, and led an army which has received world acclaim for its gallant defense against a tremendous superiority of enemy forces in men and arms. His utter disregard of personal danger under heavy fire and aerial bombardment, his calm judgment in each crisis, inspired his troops, galvanized the spirit of resistance of the Filipino people, and confirmed the faith of the American people in their Armed Forces.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 16 (April 1, 1942)

Action Date: 1942

Service: Army

Rank: General of the Armies

Division: U.S. Army Forces in the Far East

Accepts Japan's Surrender

Tokyo Bay, Japan

On 2 September 1945, at 9:08 a.m., MacArthur accepted Japan’s formal surrender on behalf of the Allied Powers in a 23-minute ceremony on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This marked the official end of World War II. In his speech MacArthur remarked, “Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won.” Representatives from Japan as well as from each of the Allied Powers also signed the documents of surrender.

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