images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only one conferred the rank of field marshal in the Philippine Army.

Raised in a military family in the American Old West, MacArthur was valedictorian at the West Texas Military Academy, and First Captain at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated top of the class of 1903. During the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, he conducted a reconnaissance mission, for which he was nominated for the Medal of Honor. In 1917, he was promoted from major to colonel and became chief of staff of the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. In the fighting on the Western Front during World War I, he rose to the rank of brigadier general, was again nominated for a Medal of Honor, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice and the Silver Star seven times.

From 1919 to 1922, MacArthur served as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he attempted a series of reforms. His next assignment was in the Philippines, where in 1924 he was instrumental in quelling the Philippine Scout Mutiny. In 1925, he became the Army's youngest major general. He served on the court martial of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell and was president of the American Olympic Committee during the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. In 1930, he became Chief of Staff of the United States Army. As such, he was involved in the expulsion of the Bonus Army protesters from Washington, D.C. in 1932, and the establishment and organization of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from the US Army in 1937 to become Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines.

MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander of United States Army Forces in the Far East. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air forces on 8 December 1941, and the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese. MacArthur's forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. Upon his arrival, MacArthur gave a speech in which he famously promised "I shall return" to the Philippines. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled that promise. For his defense of the Philippines, MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor. He officially accepted Japan's surrender on 2 September 1945 aboard USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War with initial success; however, the controversial invasion of North Korea provoked Chinese intervention. Following a series of major defeats he was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman on 11 April 1951. He later became chairman of the board of Remington Rand.



Source: Douglas MacArthur
Christopher Plummer
Naga Chaitanya
List of Michelin 3-star restaurants
Prodigy (rapper)
Will Arnett
Anno Domini
Outlander (TV series)
Jordan Fisher
Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Taboo (2017 TV series)
Grimm (TV series)
Neil Patrick Harris
Caliban (comics)
Slavery in the United States
Lucifer
Ron Perlman
Mick Jagger
Cthulhu
Scotland
2018 Winter Olympics
Wilt Chamberlain
Race and ethnicity in the United States
Yuvraj Singh
Star Trek: Discovery
Manhattan
Daniel Craig
Aluminium
Katherine Waterston
Second Hungarian Republic
Alexis Bledel
Vulva
Ready Player One
Jebel Akhdar War
Hungary
International Space Station
World Trade Center (1973–2001)
Sean Connery
Vikings (season 4)
HIV/AIDS
Annabelle (doll)
Ganges
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
UFC 216
Kiefer Sutherland
The Secret Life of Pets
French presidential election, 2017
French Montana
Secret Superstar
Cameron Monaghan
Taylor Swift
Fargo (season 3)
Peter Thiel
Anna Kendrick
George II of Great Britain
Cocaine
Easter Island
Solar System
Elizabeth Olsen
Queens of the Stone Age
Ethan Hawke
Satoshi Nakamoto
Chinese New Year
Underworld: Blood Wars
Ego the Living Planet
American Crime Story
Jennifer Love Hewitt
John Oliver
Clean Bandit
Santa Claus's reindeer
List of countries by past and future GDP (nominal) per capita
Mount Rushmore
Zack Snyder
Newcastle United F.C.
German federal election, 2017
Languages of India
Griselda Blanco
2016–17 UEFA Champions League
Colin Hanks
Jessica Henwick
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
Tyrese Gibson
Millennials
List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States
Dragon Ball
Banana
Abdul Latif (criminal)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962 film)
Brazil
Blood type
Guam
Reese Witherspoon
Poldark (2015 TV series)
Michael Jackson
A Wrinkle in Time
Fingering (sexual act)
Maya Angelou
Alex Jones (radio host)
Dev Patel
Vienna
Summer Phoenix
Roger Moore
Gautama Buddha
Denuvo
Richard Wagner
Russell Brand
Shanghai
The Accountant (2016 film)
Channing Tatum
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Photosynthesis
Joel Osteen
Bahrain
Restoration (Spain)
Kawhi Leonard
Sunny Leone
Mad Men
American Gods (TV series)
Suez Crisis
Gustaf Skarsgård
Bed size
Hindi
2017 Atlantic hurricane season
Varun Dhawan
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Dave Franco
Emu War
Fidel Castro
Kenneth Branagh
Eric Roberts
Shameless (season 8)
Jing Tian
NCIS: Los Angeles
Middle East
Slash (musician)
FC Bayern Munich
John Hurt
Kat Dennings
Ron Howard
Joan Cusack
Daylight saving time
List of cities proper by population
Domhnall Gleeson
Albus Dumbledore
Malta
Tilda Swinton
List of Elementary episodes
Paul Rudd
Provinces and territories of Canada
Tomi Lahren
United Kingdom
Kevin Durant
James Rodríguez
Serial killer
Bitcoin
Maddie Ziegler
Sarah Paulson
List of Presidents of India
Kelsey Grammer
Generation
The Vampire Diaries (season 8)
Cuba
Lady Jane Grey
Michael Rapaport
Morocco
Howard Stern
Stanford prison experiment
Munna Michael
UFC 210
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Rachel McAdams
La7
Lonzo Ball
Suits (season 7)
Satya Nadella
Mahershala Ali
Michael Jordan
Usain Bolt
The Blacklist (season 4)
Paul Walker
Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Bourne (film series)
Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Jurassic Park (film)
Anton Yelchin
L. Ron Hubbard
Volkswagen
Priscilla Presley
PK (film)
Ku Klux Klan
Inferno (2016 film)
Belarus
Neanderthal
Wikipedia
Penis
ASCII
Inception
History of India
Casey Affleck
Feminism
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development