Douglas MacArthur's whereabouts 1937-41

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Douglas MacArthur's whereabouts 1937-41

Post by Fatboy Coxy » 04 Aug 2022 11:57

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Douglas MacArthur retired from the US Army in 1937, promptly being made a Field Marshal of the Philippines Army. He was recalled to active service in the US Army in July 1941. Did he spend the entire period 1937-41 staying in the Philippines, building up their army, or did he return to the continental United States.
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Re: Douglas MacArthur's whereabouts 1937-41

Post by OpanaPointer » 04 Aug 2022 13:14

Marshall asked him to come back to the Philippines and organize the resistance there. (From memory, taken from a bio of the American Shogun.)
In 1935 he became Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1937 and continued being the chief military advisor to the Philippines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur
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Re: Douglas MacArthur's whereabouts 1937-41

Post by Fatboy Coxy » 06 Aug 2022 04:43

Thank you OpanaPointer, I can't find anything to say MacArthur returned to the USA in 1937, indeed he was given a small staff to help him develop the Philippines Army, including Dwight D. Eisenhower. I'm left presuming he continued to live in the Philippines during those years.

Both, The Philippines Islands http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA ... -PI-1.html and
U.S. Army Forces, Far East, http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA ... -PI-2.html
Give very detail as to the developments out there over that time.

Looking at MacArthur on Wikipedia, I see he first met Jean Marie Faircloth, a 37 year old socialite, on board the the SS President Hoover, which was sailing to Manila, and they began a relationship, marring in New York City in 1937, on MacArthur's last return to continental USA for the next 14 years. They had a son, Arthur MacArthur IV, born in 1938, and lived in a penthouse built onto of the Manila Hotel.
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Re: Douglas MacArthur's whereabouts 1937-41

Post by OpanaPointer » 06 Aug 2022 10:44

20+ year old memory so I don't recall the book I took that from. I was looking for that one datum point, "who asked him to take the job".
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