MacArthur’s Triumphant Return To Philippines
On October 20, 1944, General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to return to the Philippines.
In 1935, MacArthur was made military advisor to the Philippines, tasked with helping them create an independent army. (The Philippines had been an American colony since the Spanish-American War at the turn of the century). MacArthur established a home there with his family and retired two years later.