Douglas MacArthur

noun
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)
Syn: ↑MacArthur
Instance Hypernyms: ↑general, ↑full general

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Douglas MacArthur [Douglas MacArthur]
(1880–1964) a US military officer. In ↑World War II General MacArthur became Allied Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area. He left the Philippines when the Japanese were about to capture it, but promised ‘I shall return.’ He accepted the Japanese ↑surrender in 1945 and was head of the forces that occupied Japan. MacArthur also led the UN forces in Korea in 1950, but was ordered back to the US in 1951 because he wanted to attack China.

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