Black and white 20.5 x 26 cm photograph of Douglas MacArthur signed with black ink. Douglas MacArthur born on the 26th January 1880 died on the 5th April 1964. MacArthur was an American that was general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was a Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930’s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines
Campaign. Arthur MacArthur, Jr. and Douglas MacArthur were the first father and son to each be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the U.S. Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.
MacArthur officially accepted Japan’s surrender on 2 September 1945 and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. On 11 April 1951, MacArthur was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman.
This a nice example of MacArthurs signature. Signed in blue ink the signature has a slight rubbing.