Douglas MacArthur was an egomaniacal American General during WWII in the Pacific who retook the Philippines and oversaw the Japanese surrender. He was commander of American forces during the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. Unlike Truman’s wish to limit the military intervention in Korea, MacArthur wanted the UN and the US to invade China to smash communism and to use nuclear bombs. On 9 April 1951 Truman fired him for the impasse in the war as well as for insubordination.

Douglas MacArthur (1756 World)

Douglas MacArthur was an egomaniacal American General during WWII in the Pacific who retook the Philippines and oversaw the Japanese surrender. He was commander of American forces during the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. Unlike Truman’s wish to limit the military intervention in Korea, MacArthur wanted the UN and the US to invade China to smash communism and to use nuclear bombs. On 9 April 1951 Truman fired him for the impasse in the war as well as for insubordination.

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General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore at Palo, the Phillipines, 20 October 1944, fulfilling his promise to return

General Douglas MacArthur wades ashore at Palo, the Phillipines, 20 October 1944, fulfilling his promise to return

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.

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.

Portrait of MacArthur, circa 1943-1944; text reads 'To Admiral Nimitz.  With regard and admiration.  Douglas MacArthur'

[Photo] Portrait of MacArthur, circa 1943-1944; text reads 'To Admiral Nimitz. With regard and admiration. Douglas MacArthur'

Portrait of MacArthur, circa 1943-1944; text reads 'To Admiral Nimitz. With regard and admiration. Douglas MacArthur'

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