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At 05:42 PM 2/4/02 EST, Jhk789@aol.com wrote:
>I think you are wrong on MacA-Rhee relationship.
>MacA provided his plane, Battan, to Rhee on his own volition.
>MacA had a similar strong anti-communist outlook like Rhee
>and MacA was a strong supporter of Rhee, even when State Dept.
>was trying to back a moderate Korean leader like Yuh Woon-hyung.
>Note this speech of MacA at the inauguration of Rhee
>as Pres. in 8/48:
>"You(Rhee) can defend upon it that I will defend S.K. as I
>would defend the shores of my own native land."
>BTW, the guy who introduced Rhee to MacA was an
>OSS officer named Preston Goodfellow.
>Do you have any info on him?
Husteron Proteron: MacArthur detested the OSS and refused to allow it to
operate within his Theater, although its head, "Wild Bill" Donovan, was a
close friend who had served under MacArthur has a Regimental commander in
the First World War. But, no, I have no information on a "Preston
Goodfellow". The OSS had been dissolved, of course, by the time that
MacArthur met Rhee.
The quotation you give of MacArthur's remarks at the inauguration of Rhee
sound suspiciously like MacArthur saying what the boys in Washington wanted
him to say. And, following the surrender of Japan, MacArthur's personal
airplane was "SCAP" and Bataan (note spelling) was retired.
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