US general Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) had figured prominently in WW2 as Supreme Commander, Southwest Pacific Area, in defending and later retaking the Philippines. MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender and oversaw the occupation of Japan between 1945 and 1951.
Modeled on Nuremberg, an International military tribunal in Tokyo tried 25 Japanese leaders for war crimes. It sentenced 7 to death, including General Hideki Tojo, 61, who as prime minister had authorized the attack on Pearl Harbor. Some 900 of the countrymen were also executed by the Allies for mistreating prisoners and for other atrocities.
"...since I took the oath...at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished,...I still remember the refrain of the popular ballad of that day which proclaimed most proudly that "old soldiers never die; they just fade away."And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty." Farewell Speech Gen Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Part II. Omar Nelson Bradley (1893-1981) Graduated West Point in 1915; graduated from the Army Infantry School and the Command and General Staff School, and the War College. In 1941, at 48 years of age, appt'd a brigadier general. In 1943, he accepted the unconditional surrender of the German Afrika Corps; then led the troops that took Sicily.