American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Study Guide Chapter VI, The Green War, pgs. 277-328 Summary & Analysis

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Maps of the Pacific were a problem because there weren't many. MacArthur now had the authority to lead the United States battle against the Japanese although it took five weeks for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to work out the agreement. He was named Commander in Chief of the Southwest Pacific Area on April 18. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was named commander of the Pacific Ocean Areas. MacArthur was determined to re-capture the Philippines and he assured Quezon that he would do that.

The American lost Bataan on April 8. During early 1942, the base was being established for an offensive against the Japanese. On May 6, the Japanese captured Corregidor. The next day the Death March began in which seven to ten thousand American and Filipino prisoners died. By June 9, all of the troops in the...

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