A little about the story, General Douglas MacArthur and his troops stay there around the year 1941-1944. They also build the headquarters, to lurk Japanese aircraft. Complete history, you can read and see from newspaper clippings or documentary photographs in the museum. Entrance to the Museum MacArthur was collected voluntarily. It feels unexpectedly, the Americans never set up headquarters in Papua. The U.S. General Douglas MacArthur was named. In World War II, he came to Papua to expel the Japanese army occupying this region. The story you can follow in the MacArthur Memorial, Jayapura. In 1944 the Allied forces arrived in Humboldt Bay, Depapre District, Jayapura district. These troops led by General Douglas MacArthur, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Field Marshall of the armed forces as well as the Philippines. MacArthur is the brains of the U.S. strategy in World War I, World War II, the Korean War as well. Upon arriving at the Humboldt Bay (locals call it the Gulf Hamadi) and create a base defense there, MacArthur visited troops in Jayapura Ifar Mountain. First, a complex mountain Ifar defense troops. Here lies the MacArthur Memorial, silent witness to the greatness of the general Allied’s famous for his pipe.
MacArthur Monument is located on Mount Ifar Sentani, Jayapura, which was later known as Mount Makatur. It is said that once General MacArthur landed during World War II, the first time in Papua, at the port Hamadi (now the headquarters of AL Jayapura), then walked up through the Sentani. Hill situated above the lake Sentani, Jayapura city mileage of 45 minutes, past the winding road meanders along the sea Jayapura,continue winding twists and turns along the Lake Sentani, then continue up the hill. From the hill Makatur we were treated to views of Lake Sentani Sentani airport and runways visible from above.
On this hill there is museum.Monumen McArthur who is a symbol of American and allied armed forces who had ruled the province under the command of General Douglas MacArthur in World War II. At that time, the general build a headquarters in the West Pacific war Hollandia (now Jayapura). The monument was built to commemorate the success of General MacArthur’s famous with his vow “I shall return. ” Oath was neatly carved on the foot monument, them.
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