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Texas A & M University Military History #1: Flying MacArthur to Victory

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“I shall return!” It was the most memorable phrase of the war for the Pacific in the 1940s. For many people, Gen. Douglas A. MacArthurs vow to recapture the Philippines and the footage of him wading ashore with the troops were all that was needed to characterize him as egotistical and severe.

Flying MacArthur to Victory is the World War II diary of the generals personal pilot, Weldon E. (“Dusty”) Rhoades. Rhoadess days as a transport pilot ended when he got the assignment to deliver documents marked “For MacArthurs Eyes Only.” After the documents changed hands the general invited Rhoades to be the personal pilot of the Pacific theaters commander in chief. From that day in October, 1943, until his discharge in January, 1946, Rhoades not only had a front-row seat for confrontations and strategic discussions between MacArthur and his chief of staff, Gen. Richard K. Sutherland, but also witnessed their behavior in the private shadow of their awesome responsibilities.

The World War II diary of Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur's personal pilot, Weldon E. Rhoades, chronicles the daily hardships of the world's most all-encompassing war. Rhoades's front-row observations show military personnel performing their duties under the stress generated from a cycle of intense activity, unbearable boredom, frustration, and always, the pain of separation from loved ones. Here also are the dramatic confrontations, strategic discussions, and off-camera personality of one of history's most powerful generals, a man often branded by the public as egotistical and severe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890969977
Author:
Rhoades, Weldon E.
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Author:
Rhoades, Weldon E. "Dusty"
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19871231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., Maps.
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 2.16 lb

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Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » Aviation History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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