Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur was an American army general during World War 2. His military career spanned from 1903 to 1951.

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With what regiment did MacArthur land on Leyte when he returned?

mac landed on oct 20th 1944 on red beach 2 in the 24th infantry division sector. the beach was still hot when mac came ashore. the u.s. army infantry motto "follow me" was coined that day when col. red newman came ashore and saw his 34th infantry regiment stuck on the beach under heavy jap fire. col newman stood up in the face of the jap defenders and said get up men, get your asses moving,"FOLLOW ME" and lead his men forward to victory. col newman was badly wounded about ten days later in the leyte valley.the famous photo of mac wading ashore thru the surf was the result of a navy beach commander telling the sw pacific commander he did not have room for mac's boat to land on his beach and to wait his turn, so mac walked ashore.

Re: the 34th Infantry Regiment and Macarthur's landing at Red Beach, Leyte. My daughter and I are the biographers of an officer who landed there just before Macartur came ashore. One note of interest might be that a Pvt. landed that day who would become a great war hero, eventually being given the Medal of Honor. The reason this might be of interest is that his name was: Pvt. Harold Moon! Perhaps this inquiry is from a relative or name sake. I can provide some information if desired.

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What year was Douglas MacArthur fired?

I believe early 1951

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What were the similarities and differences between General Patton MacArthur and Eisenhower?

This is just my opinion and it is based only on reported info about the character and personalities of the generals in question. I have no personal experience with any of the individuals. Similarities: MacArthur and Eisenhower were accomplished administrators with substantial Army Staff experience and so understood the stratigic military/political picture and the logistic requirements of an army in the field. They were not 'combat' generals and had not seen any combat since they were junior officers in WWI. Differences: Eisenhower was a politician and was given the post CnC Europe because of his skills as a diplomat. He managed to keep the Allies fighting the Germans and not each other although the ongoing competition between Patton and British FM Montgomery gave him no end of grief. MacArthur was a bit of an egomaniac and did not play well with others. He did not get along with his peers including Adm. Nimitz. He was constaintly feeling shortchanged because the Southwestern Pacific was low on the priority list for resources. However, his staff was fiercely loyal to him. Patton was a loose cannon with all the tact and charm of a rabid Tasmanian Devil. This quality made him hated by his troops, disliked by his peers and superiors, loved by the media(who always love a colorful story), and feared and respected by his enemies. Such was the German's respect for Patton that they held most of their reserves out of Normandy waiting for the expected 'main' attack led by Patton believing that the Allies could not keep their best field general out of the invasion theater. Patton was relentless in his pursuit of his perception of personal destiny. I hope that this is helpful. Eisenhower - More of a politician than a fighting general. A fine mind for grand strategy. He did a fine job of holding the Western allies together. A wonderful administer and a people person. From a reasonably poor background. He needed his army pay. MacArthur - A general with both flashes of genius and of folly with a huge ego. A great administrator. A poor people person. From a reasonably well off background (if my memory serves me correctly). He wanted to nuke red-china during the Korean war (and said it publicly) and strung his troops out near the Chinese border because he believed they would never dare attack. The US army suffered one of its worst defeats in its history. A self publicist. Patton - A man who though he was the reincarnation of, I think it was, Scipio Africanus. A good fighting general. A low regard for the life's of his soldiers. A high regard for personal glory. Probably the richest officer in the US army. A self publicist. I'm not sure Patton can get all of the credit for the Germans holding their main reserves at Calais. It was the obvious invasion route and the allies did run an extensive miss-information campaign to make them believe so - including a dead British officer (who had died of natural causes) who was dumped into the sea near Spain to make it look as if he had crashed into the sea. He had complete plans of the invasion area handcuffed onto his wrist (false ones of course for the Calais area). The Spanish passed this onto this onto the Germans. The British and the Americans put a lot of effort into making the illusion that their was a real army in the Dover area ready to invade - the Germans were fooled into believing that there were at least twice as many divisions in the UK as there really were. I have read a lot of people saying that the Germans considered Patton to be the allies best general but I have never come across anyone who gives any German quotes or any sources to back this up. In June 1944 Patton didn't have a particularly long or impressive record. Nor was he terribly experienced. In Sicily, which the Germans considered a fighting retreat, both he and Montgomery allowed the German army to escape unmolested with all of their heavy weapons across the straits to Italy. Later in the war Bradley consistently out performed him but he did it in a quiet manner and was not a self publicist in the manner of Montgomery or Patton. I think it is fair to say that the Germans probably thought Patton was the Western allies most aggressive general. The Germans in June 1944 did know that the Americans held him in very high regard as they do so to this day.

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How do you find a copy of General Douglas MacArthur's letter to his newborn son?

Look in Willaim Manchester's book, An American Caesar.

Look in Willaim Manchester's book, An American Caesar.

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Why did Truman fire MacArthur?

In a nutshell, MacArthur was fired for continual interference in the politics of the USA rather than applying himself as a better military officer.

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How did General Douglas MacArthur die?

The General died of liver and kidney failure in 1964 at the age of 84.

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Did General Douglas MacArthur fight in World war 1?

Yes

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Why isn't Isabel Cooper mentioned anywhere as the former mistress of Douglas MacArthur?

She is mentioned in William Manchester's book "American Caesar"

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What was General Douglas MacArthur's goal?

To deploi as much as possible defence material in order to rise sales and profits. E.g. Pearl Habour was a great project in creating a new huge demand in shipbuilding.

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Where did General MacArthur land in the Philippines?

in red beach palo,leyte

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What was the significance of the 38th Parallel during the Korean War?

At the end of World War II, the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union decided that the Soviet Union would invade the Japanese held territories of mainland Asia south to the 38th Parallel and the United States would invade north to the same point. In 1948,with a failure to unite the two areas, elections were held and the new South Korea came under the power of Syngman Rhee. Kim Il-sung took power in North Korea.

On June 25 June, 1950, communist North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into democratic South Korea.

The 38th parallel, as the pre-war boundary between the countries, became the focal point for negotiations of a cease fire.

There has been no peace treaty, only a cease fire. The 38th parallel continues to be the most highly defended border in the world across the 3 mile wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

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Where did Douglas MacArthur counter attack against the North Koreans?

Inchon

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Which region did General MacArthur lead troops into?

the pacific theater of war ................

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What are the names of the men accompanying General MacArthur in the famous photograph of him coming ashore on Leyte?

The only names that I know for certain is Philippine President Osmena and Brig. General Carlos Romulo.

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What role did MacArthur play in World War 2 after escaping from the Philippines?

mac was named commander of the southwest pacific theater and lead the army's attack on the island base's of japan, mac was named as commander of the invasion of japan if that would have come to pass. he lead the us troops into Tokyo bay when the Japaneses surrendered in 1945. afterwards he was the leader of the us forces in japan after the war. mac died in 1964 at the age of 84

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What are some quotes from General Douglas MacArthur?

These are some quotes made by Douglas MacArthur:

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

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A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

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Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

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Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

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Americans never quit.

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And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.

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Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

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Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.

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Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

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I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

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I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!

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I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.

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I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?

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I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.

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In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

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In war there is no substitute for victory.

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In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

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It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.

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Life is a lively process of becoming.

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What is Douglas MacArthur's middle name?

he had no middle name

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What did General Douglas MacArthur promise to come back to?

The fight for the freedom of the Philippines from Japanese invasion. The American evacuation of the Philippines was the result of Japan's aggression in East Asia. General MacArthur would keep his promise and did return. Before this happened there was a top secret meeting between President Roosevelt, MacArthur, and Admiral Nimitz. MacArthur talked the president to retake the Philippines instead of attacking Formosa.

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What impact did Douglas MacArthur have on the war?

Douglas MacArthur made much stratigies that help the US win World War 2. He also was called the the fighting man for his excellent fighting skills.

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Who was General Ridgway?

General Ridgway commanded the 82nd Airborn Division during WWII. Later. he commanded the U.S. Eighth army during the Korean War and the succeeded General MacArthur in overall command.

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What president did General MacArthur serve under?

MacArthur became a general during WW I and remained so until h e was fired by Truman . As such he served under Wilson, Harding, Coolidge,Hoover, F. Roosevelt and Truman. Before he was a general, he served under T. Roosevelt and Taft.

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A soldier prayer to his son by Douglas MacArthur?

Disalin oleh Didiek S. Hargono

DOA SEORANG TENTARA PEJUANG UNTUK ANAKNYA

(A SOLDIER PRAYER FOR HIS SON)

Jenderal Douglas Mac Arthur

Tuhanku.........................

Aku mohon agar putraku jangan dipimpin di atas jalan yang mudah dan lunak,

tetapi pimpinlah di bawah tekanan dan desakan, kesulitan, dan tantangan

Tuhanku .........................

Bentuklah putraku supaya teguh berdiri di atas badai

Bentuklah putraku menjadi manusia yang cukup kuat untuk mengetahui manakala dia lemah dan berani menghadapi dirinya manakala dia takut....

Manusia yang bangga dan teguh dalam kekalahannya, jujur dan rendah hati serta berbudi halus dalam kemenangan.

Bentuklah putraku agar hasratnya tidak pernah mati

Putraku yang mengetahui Engkau dan insyaf bahwa mengenal dirinya sendiri adalah landasan pengetahuan.

Tuhanku...........................

Bentuklah putraku menjadi manusia yang hatinya jernih, serta cita-citanya tinggi.

Putra yang sanggup memimpin dirinya sendiri, sebelum berhasrat memimpin orang lain.

Putra yang menjangkau hari depan namun tidak pernah melupakan masa lampau

Dan setelah ini semua menjadi miliknya....

Aku mohon juga agar putraku diberikan perasaan jenaka...

Berilah kerendahan hati agar dia tetap sederhana dan menjunjung tinggi keagungan yang hakiki, pikiran yang cerah dan terbuka bagi sumber kearifan, kelembutan dan juga kekuatan....

Dengan demikian aku ayahnya akan memberanikan diri berbisik : "Hidupku tidak sia-sia....."

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Describe General MacArthur's counterattack?

Step 1: He gathered an army

Step 2: He told that army to kill people

Step 3: The people did

Step 4: Profit

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What role did douglas mcarthur play in world war 2?

He defeated the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean
He was the general of the Pacific fleet Navy in WWII and led an attack on Southern Japan.

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When did MacArthur get discharged from the Vietnam war?

General Douglas MacArthur was no longer in the military when the Vietnam War began.

President Truman relieved him of Command during the Korean War on April 10, 1951.

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