´╗┐Douglas MacArthur was Senior Military Commander in the Far East during WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor Douglas MacArthur was put in charge of the Philippines to protect them from Japanese invasion. MacArthur was forced out of the Philippines but promised that he would return. Ater the defeat in the Philippines he was even more determined to destroy the Japanese forces. One by one MacArthurs forces were able to crush Japan's miltary forces and began winning major battles. In 1944 MacArthur was able to persuade President Roosevelt that a envasion of the Philippines was eminent to win the war in the Pacific. In October of 1944 MacArthur arrived on the beach of Leyte. There he gave his famous speach to the Philippine people.This was an inspiring moment for the people ofAmerica. At the end of WWII President Harry Truman appointed MacArthur Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Japan. MacArthur played a major role in the Korean War. He planned succesful attacks against the North Korean forces that severely weakend them. MacArthur is still know today as one of the greatest generals in WWII.






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"I Shall Return"
- Gen Douglas MacArthur
"In war there is no substitute for victory."
- Gen Douglas MacArthur

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Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
- General Douglas MacArthur

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