Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur in Manila, Philippines
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Philippines Philippine Army
RankUS-O11 insignia.svg General of the Army (U.S. Army)
Field Marshal (Philippine Army)

General Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964) was an American General who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Twice forces under his command suffered large defeats. From December 1941 to April 1942 the Japanese Army conquered Philippines, and in November-December 1950 the Chinese defeated him at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. After making several comments towards superiors questioning their actions, he was relieved from Command of UN Forces in Korea in April 1951 by President Harry S Truman[1] He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1880 and died of primary biliary cirrhosis in Washington, D.C., in 1964.[2]


  1. "The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  2. US Army Center of Military History, "Douglas MacArthur," citing Gardner, William Bell. (1983). Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff, 1775-1982; retrieved 2012-12-24.
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