General Douglas Macarthur Smoking Corncob Pipe During Philippines Action, WWII
Not published in LIFE. Text from the back of the print in LIFE's archives: Gen. Douglas MacArthur smoking corn cob pipe on deck of ship w. aide Col. Lloyd Lehrbas, en route to USAF landing site at Lingayen Gulf in victorious ('I Shall Return') WWII return to Philippine Island site of earlier defeat.
Douglas Macarthur (Youngest American General) He was the head of the Pacific Theatre of WWII. He defended the Philippines freedom and independence. After two years of war on Japan he accepted their surrender and oversaw the Japanese Occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1951. Lastly he lead our armies into Korea in the 1950's and was retired.
Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.