Remembering Japan: 1945 – 1946: Chapter Six: General Douglas MacArthur

From October 1945 to June 1946 my father, a Navy signalman, was stationed in Japan  at Toriga-saki by the town of Kamoi, at the entrance to Tokyo Bay. He was then nineteen years old, a young Danish-American man from rural Oregon. The experience made a profound impression on him and he spoke of it often.


In Chapter Six, he relates his brief encounter with General Douglas MacArthur, and also discusses the state of Tokyo after the war. “We were so stunned by what we saw – the total destruction of two great modern cities.”


Chapter Six: General Douglas MacArthur

Chapter Five: Japanese Signalmen

Chapter Four: Work and Play

Chapter Three: Kamoi

Chapter Two: Harbor Entrance Control Post Toriga Saki, Tokyo Bay

Chapter One: The Sea Devil to Japan.

Introduction can be read here.