JAPAN AND AMERICA, c1930-1955
THE PACIFIC WAR AND THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN
Series One: The Papers of General Robert L Eichelberger (1886-1961) from the William R Perkins Library, Duke University
Part 4: Subject Files, Writings, Speeches, Photographs (Boxes 28-31, 66-69, 75, 78, 98, 100-101 & 105) and Oversize Material (Boxes 73 & 79)
Part 4 brings together further subject files, writings, speeches, photographs and oversize material.
Eichelberger's writings and speeches span over forty years, from 1917 to 1960, and include material on:
- The Biak, Buna and Hollandia campaigns.
- the Formation of the Eighth Army.
- the Future of Japan, 1947-1952.
- Glider Infantry.
- the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952.
- Eichelberger's activities as consultant on the Far East in the Department of the Army and then in the Pentagon, 1949-1954.
- the Korean War.
- General Douglas MacArthur.
- the Philippines, 1945-1948.
- Siberia, 1917-1924.
- Eichelberger's civic work in North Carolina, 1952-1960.
- Retrospective comments on Japan and the War in the Pacific, 1952-1960.
Subject files relate to the Siberian Expedition, 1917-1924, and Eichelberger's early career.
Photographs, oversize items and printed material provide a wide array of further information on Eichelberger's army career, including files on Australia, the New Guinea Campaign, the Philippines Campaign, the Occupation of Japan 1945-1949, and Eichelberger's memoir,
Our Bloody Jungle Road to Tokyo, serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in 1949.
Other significant printed items, 1942-1961, include:
- War Heroes, July-September 1942.
- Chronology of the War in the South West Pacific, 1941-1944.
- Logistics, January 1947.
- American Red Cross, 1948.
- The Amphibious Eighth.
- The Papuan Campaign: The Buna-Sanananda Operation.
- War Stories.
- The Army Mutual Aid Association, April 1949-March 1950.
- Biographical materials about General and Mrs Eichelberger, 1942-1948.