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Roosevelt and Military Commanders

July 26, 1944
Source: National Archives

On July 26, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt, center, met with General Douglas MacArthur, left, and Admiral Chester Nimitz, right, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 1942, the Allied Powers agreed to focus on Germany while the United States worked on the Pacific theater. Admiral Nimitz was commander of the Pacific Fleet and the Pacific Ocean areas, and MacArthur was commander of the Southwest Pacific areas.

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