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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:

  • Australia.
  • 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.
Robert Eichelberger

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