MacArthur Memorial (Norfolk Virgina, United States)

During the war General Douglas MacArthur was the Supreme Commander of the South West Pacific Area (SWPA), the command zone that included the Netherlands East Indies. MacArthur's strategies over the course of the war were therefore of vital importance to the Netherlands East Indies.

The selection

Some of the microfilms of Record Group 4: USAFPAC (United States Army Forces Pacific) dealing with the war in the Pacific have been digitalised. These records provide a wider context for the war in the East Indies, especially on the military relationship between the United States, Great Britain and Australia. Catalogue number 53 contains documents that deal specifically with the Netherlands East Indies.