July 28, 2012

70 years ago

US General Douglas MacArthur - who guided the US war effort in the Asia Pacific region from his war room in Brisbane - arrived in Brisbane 70 years ago today.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/marking-brisbanes-part-in-macarthurs-war-70-years-on-20120722-22hzz.html


  1. He was some character...who later got fired in the Korean War.

  2. Australia and the US had a great working/fighting relationship in WWII, but I am not a MacArthur fan. He was a self absorbed man who left Gen Wainwright to save his own ass and received a MOH for doing it. After the war he wouldn't even talk to Wainwright. A total self-promoter and one to take the credit for others hard work and sacrifice.

  3. Hmm, interesting Pax. Thanks for sharing this, I was not aware. . .