Gen. MacArthur meets President Roosevelt in Hawaii


Zo819. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt meeting in Hawaii with General Douglas MacArthur (left), Admiral William D. Leahy (center), and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (standing), who is pointing to Tokyo on a large map. Date 28 July 1944.

John Duresky wrote this:

Somewhere in Corregidor Proboards I had seen a photo similar to the one attached with FDR looking at the camera. Attached photo I bought is the one used for the attached article. You’re welcome to add it if you like. One interesting point, if you look at MacArthur’s hand where he is holding what seems to be a cigar, and sleeves on him and FDR it’s obvious someone highlighted them with pen to make them stand out more. In the photo I bought you can clearly see the highlighting done over the photo so I know it’s the original photo.

Have to hand it to FDR, for a man suffering from polio, he took a lot of trips to the European and Pacific theaters to push the war forward. Couldn’t have been easy for him.

There are a couple more photos in other papers of this same moment, heads turned slightly differently, etc., so I guess whoever took the photos sent out a few of the best ones for publication. You can see how much detail was lost in the printing of the photos in the paper versus the original photos. I guess that was as good as technology allowed for photos in papers back then.
John

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The decision, go to the Philippines or Formosa (Taiwan)?

In my opinion, President Roosevelt made the right decision to liberate the Philippines. As I read history, saw the news pictures and film with the boundless joy and relief demonstrated by the Filipinos, POWs and the Internees, there is no doubt in my mind that the decision to liberate the Philippines was at the minimum, the right and most honorable decision.

Having read much history about the Philippines and the U.S.A. I’m struck and amazed again and again that the vast majority of the Filipinos were boundless loyal to the cause of liberty, that countless Filipinos risked and many gave their life in supporting resistance against the Imperial Japanese occupation. The many Americans who organized and rose to guerrilla leader positions were only possible due to the amazing support of the Filipinos.

Of all the history I know, I do not know of any foreign General who is so greatly, respected, admired and honored by other nationalities, like General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, not only in the Philippines, but also in Japan (ex enemy), South Korea and Taiwan, formerly National China under Chiang Kai-shek.

In this presentation I show three images/items from John Duresky, who is a member of the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team. Then I also added other images from the www. We have this forum page URL about the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt book project, or click here:

https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/2275/army-chester-britt-ship-oryoku

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Zo820. The paper clip of FDR’s visit to Hawaii. Photo provided by the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team.

Zo821. The 1944 Aug. 10th PITTSFIELD MA BERKSHIRE EAGLE newspaper with an article of FDR in Hawaii.
This picture is uploaded into this Flickr album URL, if you like to download this newspaper copy in high resolution, or click here; follow the download instructions:

Zo821a. The 1944 Aug. 10th PITTSFIELD MA BERKSHIRE EAGLE newspaper article of FDR in Hawaii.
This picture is uploaded into this Flickr album URL, if you like to download this newspaper copy in high resolution, or click here; follow the download instructions:

Zo822. The 1944 Aug. 10th PITTSFIELD MA BERKSHIRE EAGLE newspaper with an article of FDR in Hawaii.

Zo823. The 1944 Aug. 10th PITTSFIELD MA BERKSHIRE EAGLE newspaper with an article of FDR in Hawaii.

Zo824. The 1944 Aug. 10th PITTSFIELD MA BERKSHIRE EAGLE newspaper with an article of FDR in Hawaii.

Zo825. The 1944 Aug. 10th PITTSFIELD MA BERKSHIRE EAGLE newspaper with an article of FDR in Hawaii.

Zo826. President Roosevelt and General MacArthur at the Honolulu Conference of 1944.
This document, in my view, is undo critical of Gen. MacArthur. To me, it seems, that at this time they already had many Political Correct Writers and news men!!!!!!!!
This is PDF document with 9 pages and 2 pictures is available with this URL or click here:

https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/115/JL38171.pdf?sequence=2

Zo827. United States Army General Douglas MacArthur, President Franklin Roosevelt, and Admiral Chester Nimitz enjoying fresh tropical fruit at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, 27 Jul 1944. ww2dbase. Source: ww2dbase United States Army Signal Corps. Here is the URL or click here:
https://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=29088

Zo828. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt meeting in Hawaii with General Douglas MacArthur (left), Admiral William D. Leahy (center), and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (standing), who is pointing to Tokyo on a large map. Date 28 July 1944, this is a Wikimedia copy. This is the URL or copy here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FDR,_MacArthur,_Leahy_and_Nimitz_cph.3c35317.jpg

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