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March 18, 1942

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, March 18, 1942

* General Douglas MacArthur promoted
* Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area
* Great issue for display


The front page has a terrific banner headline: "GEN. M'ARTHUR TAKES AUSTRALIA COMMAND" with subheads, photo of MacArthur and a patriotic themed appearance. Full page pictorial on page 3.
Incomplete issue containing 14 of the 18 pages of the 1st section only, minor margin wear, nice for display.

wikipedia notes: In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. Upon his arrival, MacArthur gave a speech in which he famously promised "I shall return" to the Philippines. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled that promise.

Category: The 20th Century