Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, 1883-1953

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Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV (b. August 23, 1883, Walla Walla, WA–d. September 2, 1953, San Antonio, TX) was a career American army officer and the Commander of Allied forces in the Philippines at the time of their surrender to the Empire of Japan during World War II. The son of Army officer during Spanish-American War Robert Powell Page Wainwright and grandson of Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright II, Lieutenant in Civil War, he attended West Point. Wainwright was promoted to major during World War I. During World War II, he was made a major general and commander of Philippine Department. He surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 and taken prisoner of war before being liberated by the Red Army, 1945. For his courageous leadership during the fall of the Philippines, Wainwright received the medal of honor. He was promoted to four star general after the war.
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associatedWith Boone, Milton O. person
associatedWith Braly, William C., b. 1888. person
associatedWith Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959. person
correspondedWith Gibbs, George Sabin, 1875-1947. person
associatedWith Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959. person
associatedWith Harriet Lane (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Howard, Charles E. N., Jr. person
associatedWith Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889. person
associatedWith Knoll, Denys W. person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Offley, Robert Sanford, 1869-1944. person
associatedWith Pyle, Howard, 1906-1987. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Shamp, Martha. person
associatedWith Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. person
associatedWith Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. 3d Army. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
memberOf Wainwright family family
grandchildOf Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, 1821-1863. person
childOf Wainwright, Robert P. P. person
associatedWith Wheeler, W. Reginald (William Reginald), 1889-1963. person
associatedWith Wood, Stuart, 1906-1993. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Antonio TX US
Walla Walla WA US
Philippine Islands 00 PH
Subject
Prisoners of war
Military funerals--Photographs
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
Prisoners of war--Diaries
Military cadets--Photographs
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese--Photographs
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Army officers
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Birth 1883-08-23

Death 1953-09-02

English

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