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26 Aug 1950
  • General Douglas MacArthur publicly criticized US President Harry Truman's policy in the Far East in a speech before members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, noting, on the topic of Taiwan, "[n]othing could be more fallacious than the threadbare argument by those who advocate appeasement and defeatism in the Pacific that if we defend Formosa we alienate continental Asia." ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
United States
  • USS Sterlet was recommissioned into service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States with Lieutenant Commander George W. Kittredge in command. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Sterlet | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1950
Message from Defense Secretary Johnson to General MacArthur requesting to retract MacArthurRecommissioning ceremony of USS Sterlet at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1950

26 Aug 1950 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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