PT Boat Commander John D. Bulkeley and D-Day
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
4d ago
In 1942, John D. Bulkeley, commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 and skipper of PT-41, spirited MacArthur and his family off Corregidor. Bulkeley received a Silver Star for his role in MacArthur's escape and was later awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in Philippine waters from 7 December 1941 to 10 April 1942. His service did not end in the Pacific though. Bulkeley went on to serve in Europe and played a key role in the operation of PT boats in the English Channel and also participated in the D-Day operation. To discuss this period of B ..read more
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Beate Sirota Gordon and the Japanese Constitution
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
3w ago
The Occupation of Japan after World War II is often considered a masterclass in civil affairs. It was not perfect, but it was successful. General Douglas MacArthur’s primary mission was to demilitarize Japan. Before he even arrived in Japan however, he was convinced that a sustainable peace would require significant legal and social changes – particularly in terms of the status of Japanese women. The MacArthur Memorial Podcast has covered MacArthur’s role in mandating and supporting these reforms in a previous podcast, but we have never focused on any of the staff members in his HQ who drafted ..read more
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The SS Quanza
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
3w ago
On September 11, 1940, the SS Quanza arrived in Norfolk, VA. She was carrying a number of Jewish refugees who were fleeing the Nazi war machine. While they would ultimately find safety through the efforts of the Jewish community in Hampton Roads, this small humanitarian victory would be the catalyst for the virtual elimination of similar opportunities for future refugees. To discuss the story of the SS Quanza, the MacArthur Memorial Podcast hosted Wendy Juren, a member of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. On May 9, 2024, at 7:00PM, the MacArthur Memorial a ..read more
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The Hollandia-Aitape Invasions
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
3w ago
In April 1944, General Douglas MacArthur’s forces made a 580-mile amphibious leap to seize airfields at Hollandia and Aitape in New Guinea. It was a bold plan that meant making two simultaneous amphibious landings deep in enemy territory and it was the first time Admiral Chester Nimitz’s aircraft carriers supported a MacArthur assault. Join MacArthur Memorial historians Jim Zobel and Amanda Williams for a discussion of these operations and the logistics involved. The April 2024 issue of the MacArthur Report will feature maps/pictures related to this podcast and the previous episode on the Ad ..read more
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Ernie Pyle: Part II
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
1M ago
Part II of a two part interview. From 1942-1945, Ernie Pyle was the most famous American war correspondent. In 1942, his columns were featured in 42 newspapers. By 1945, they were featured in 400 daily and 300 weekly newspapers. He covered the war from the Blitz to North Africa, to Italy, to Normandy, and then the Pacific. The American public found his writing human and accessible. Those in combat found him a particular ally – someone who understood suffering, someone who could explain a little bit of what they were experiencing to those back home. To learn more about Pyle, the MacArthur Memo ..read more
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General MacArthur's Funeral in Norfolk, VA
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
1M ago
General MacArthur's multi-city state funeral concluded in Norfolk, VA on April 11, 1964. Join MacArthur Memorial historians Amanda Williams and Jim Zobel for a discussion of the events and logistics associated with this final salute to General MacArthur. Follow us on: Twitter: @MacArthur1880; @AEWilliamsClark Facebook: @MacArthurMemorial www.macarthurmemorial.org ..read more
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Ernie Pyle: Part I
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
1M ago
From 1942-1945, Ernie Pyle was the most famous American war correspondent. In 1942, his columns were featured in 42 newspapers. By 1945, they were featured in 400 daily and 300 weekly newspapers. He covered the war from the Blitz to North Africa, to Italy, to Normandy, and then the Pacific. The American public found his writing human and accessible. Those in combat found him a particular ally – someone who understood suffering, someone who could explain a little bit of what they were experiencing to those back home. To learn more about Pyle, the MacArthur Memorial Podcast spoke with David Chri ..read more
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The Capture of Emilio Aguinaldo
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
2M ago
In February 2024, the MacArthur Memorial hosted an event to mark the 125th anniversary of the Philippine American War. This event was in partnership with the Hampton Roads chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society and the Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater. The event featured presentations by several scholars on different aspects of the war. This episode features a lecture on the capture of Emilio Aguinaldo by Dwight Sullivan, author of Capturing Aguinaldo: The Daring Raid to Seize the Philippine President at the Dawn of the American Century. Follow us on ..read more
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The Philippine-American War from the Filipino Perspective
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
2M ago
In February 2024, the MacArthur Memorial hosted an event to mark the 125th anniversary of the Philippine American War. This event was in partnership with the Hampton Roads chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society and the Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater. The event featured presentations by several scholars on different aspects of the war. This episode features a lecture by Dr. David O. Lozada III, a history professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, on The Philippine-American War from the Filipino perspective. Follow us on: Twitter: @MacArthur1880 ..read more
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The US Army and the Philippine-American War
MacArthur Memorial Podcast
by MacArthur Memorial; Amanda Williams
2M ago
In February 2024, the MacArthur Memorial hosted an event to mark the 125th anniversary of the Philippine American War. This event was in partnership with the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society and the Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater. The event featured presentations by several scholars on different aspects of the war. Dr. Brian Linn, author of The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902, presented a lecture entitled: The US Army and the Philippine-American War.  Follow us on: Twitter: @MacArthur1880 ..read more
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