Thursday, October 1, 2015



From the IMDb:
General MacArthur is visiting everyone in the Pacific and Boyington's men are his next stop. On the day he is suppose to arrive, some Japanese soldiers show up and take everyone captive, with the intent to grab MacArthur. But fortunately Wiley and Casey went fishing so they weren't captured. So they must try and find a way to stop them.

Early Sunday morning, Casey and T. J. go fishing. Anderson is fixing breakfast, and Hutch is hitting the showers. Suddenly, Meatball yelps, and things get eerily quiet. Pappy comes out of his tent to find out what's wrong, and comes face to face with Japaneses soldiers. The pilots are herded into the compound, and a wounded Anderson and Hutch are dragged to their feet. The pilots are put in the SHeep's Pen, Bragg puts up the flags, and Pappy goes to play Reveille. As Casey and T.J. hear the music and head back to camp, they see that the flag is upside down. T.J. hides under the Pen and hears what is going on---MacArthur is coming to La Cava, and the Japanese are there to capture him. Casey takes off in a plane to try to warn Espritos Marcos about the Japanese, but is shot down. When MacArthur's plane just have to watch the show! Look for the editing continuity error in the Sheep's Pen.

Harry Fleer portrayed MacArthur.

From Wikipedia:
Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of thePhilippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.

MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander of United States Army Forces in the Far East. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air forces on 8 December 1941, and the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese. MacArthur's forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats andescaped to Australia, where MacArthur became Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area. 

For his defense of the Philippines, MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor. After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled a promise to return to the Philippines. He officially accepted Japan's surrender on 2 September 1945, aboard the USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, and oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. As the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic, political and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until he was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman on 11 April 1951. He later became Chairman of the Board of Remington Rand.

For Wikipedia's coverage of MacArthur in World War II, click here.


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