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Thursday, August 9, 2018

How MacArthur Was Going to Invade Japan | RealClearHistory

In 1966, two years after the death of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. Army published the Reports of General MacArthur. Compiled by MacArthur’s staff, headed by Maj. Gen. Charles Willoughby and with the assistance of Prof. Gordon W. Prange, who was on leave from the University of Maryland, the Reports detailed the operations of forces under MacArthur’s command in the southwest Pacific, and included a chapter on “Operation Downfall,” the planned invasion of Japan.


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MacArthur had wasted an awful lot of lives with the vanity project of conquering the Philippines. It's just as well that he didn't command an invasion of japan.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 9, 2018 5:01:57 PM