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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur - (United States)

General MacArthur served as the Commander of United States Forces Far East from 1941 until the end of the war in 1945. In 1941, he was forced out of the Philippines by the Japanese but said that he would return.

Once his forces were strong enough, he began a leap-frogging campaign, taking certain Japanese-held islands while bypassing others and leaving them cut off from the rest of the Japanese army and navy. MacArthur did return to the Philippines in 1944. In 1945, he was assigned the task of commanding the invasion of Japan itself, but Japan's surrender made the invasion unnecessary.