Douglas MacArthur

United States Army general in WWI, WWII and Korea (1880–1964)

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.

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

In 1941 he became Commander of United States Army forces in the Far East. From December 1941 to April 1942 the Japanese Army conquered the Philippines. He fled, but later returned leading a victorious army.

In 1950 he led United Nations forces in Korea. The Chinese defeated them at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. After making several comments towards superiors questioning their actions, he was relieved from command in April 1951 by President Harry S Truman[1] He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1880 and died in Washington, D.C., in 1964.[2]


  1. "The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired". Smithsonian. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. US Army Center of Military History, "Douglas MacArthur," Archived 2015-03-07 at the Wayback Machine citing Gardner, William Bell. (1983). Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff, 1775-1982; retrieved 2012-12-24.

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