Flying MacArthur to Victory (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

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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. MacArthur’s 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 general’s personal pilot, Weldon E. (“Dusty”) Rhoades. Rhoades’s days as a transport pilot ended when he got the assignment to deliver documents marked “For MacArthur’s Eyes Only.” After the documents changed hands the general invited Rhoades to be the personal pilot of the Pacific theater’s 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.

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Rhoades, a civilian airline pilot, was recruited by General MacArthur in 1944 as his personal pilot. As thisdiary verifies, this gave him a grandstand seat throughout MacArthur's later campaigns and the surrender of the Japanese. Although the many glimpses of MacArthur's personality are intriguing, it is Lt. General Richard Sutherland, his chief of staff, whose figure is dominant. Rhoades became intimate with this enigmatic man and traces the growing coolness between the two leaders over Sutherland's passion for an Australian womana coolness that developed into an open fight. "I've seen old men go nuts over women before," Rhoades remarks in one entry, "but never like this." In a broader context, the diary sheds light on the conduct of the war in the Pacific, especially the administrative methods of MacArthur and his very able chief of staff. Written by an intelligent and alert young man, the journal is an interesting account of the war from a unique vantage point. Photos. (March
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