General Dugout Doug had his own song! Dugout Dougby Henry G. Lee [parody sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1942)] Dugout Doug MacArthur lies ashaking on the Rock Safe from all the bombers and from any sudden shock Dugout Doug is eating of the best food on Bataan And his troops go starving on. Dugout Doug’s not timid, he’s just cautious, not afraid He’s protecting carefully the stars that Franklin made Four-star generals are rare as good food on Bataan And his troops go starving on. Dugout Doug is ready in his Kris Craft for the flee Over bounding billows and the wildly raging sea For the Japs are pounding on the gates of Old Bataan And his troops go starving on… Anonymous, 1942 Dugout Douganonymous [parody sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1942)] Dugout Doug MacArthur lies ashaking on The Rock, Safe from all the bombers and from any sudden shock, Dugout Doug is eating of the best food on Bataan, And his troops go starving on. Glory, glory, it ain't for him we die, May our bare bones refute his lies, Glory, glory, hallelujah! His troops go starving on. We have seen him in the flickering of ten-thousand cigarettes, We have seen him scurry between dug-in barbettes, Dugout Doug MacArthur lies ashaking on The Rock, And his troops go starving on. Glory, glory, it ain't for him we die, May our bare bones refute his lies, Glory, glory, hallelujah! His troops go starving on. Dugout Douganonymous Marine in the Philippines (1942) Mine eyes have seen MacArthur With a Bible on his knee, He is pounding out communiqués For guys like you and me, And while possibly a rumor now, Someday 'twill be a fact, That the Lord will hear a deep voice Say, "Move over God, it's Mac!" https://forums.armchairgeneral.com/...orld-war-ii/personalities/5094420-dugout-doug MacArthur selected one of several plans prepared, but changed to another one after the war started. MacArthur also refused to ship Rice and Canned Food from warehouses in Manila to Bataan even after he decided to retreat to Bataan. The Japanese bombed the warehouses and it all burned. He also expected the Pacific Fleet to come and save him, even after Pearl Harbor. he pushed the build-up of the PI military too fast, ignoring problems such as the language barriers, lack of equipment, and above all a shortage of trained personnel and specialists. He was more interested in creating divisions under his command than an actual military. Had he made the development slower, staying within the bounds of his resources of material and training base, the PI forces would have been a third of the size, but much more combat-effective. That would have meant that the weak logistical stockpiles would have had to support far fewer men, while having a better combat capability. He also refused to prepare any sort of 'stay-behind' guerrilla organization in case of defeat despite having a nation that was physically and culturally perfect for that role; instead, the guerrilla forces wasted two years inventing themselves, a time period where they could have been a major asset. When the Japanese invaded he simply retreated and dug in to wait for help, then fled his command, leaving them to die on the vine. The US Army was in he process of desperately gearing up in 39-41; it did not have the resources to equip an entire army in the PI at the same time, although they were trying. The Army Chiefs did fail to send more trainers, but in their defense the supply of cadre for the US Army was inadequate. And Bugout Doug made poor use of what he was given. He made the same mistakes in the post-war period, letting his garrison units wither on the vine so that they went into Korea out of shape, poorly-training, and under-equipped. Bugout Doug was a paper general; all he cared about was how many divisions he had under his command. He cared nothing for the troops, nor for efficiency. https://www.google.com/amp/s/almost...015/08/31/myths-of-macarthur-dugout-doug/amp/ https://forums.armchairgeneral.com/...orld-war-ii/personalities/5094420-dugout-doug In just a couple minutes on Google kicked up all sorts of info on Dugout Doug MacArthur.