April 11, 1951 President Truman replaced Gen. Douglas MacArthur as Supreme Commander, Allied Powers; Commander in Chief, United Nations Command; Commander in Chief, Far East; and Commanding General, United States Army, Far East.

Three years before, Truman had approved MacArthur’s return to duty from retirement.

Diary Entry of Harry S. Truman, April 5, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Diary entries, April 6, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Diary entries, April 6, 1951, page 2. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Diary Entry of Harry S. Truman, April 9, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Diary Entry of Harry S. Truman, April 10, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Proposed Order to General MacArthur to be signed by the President. Image: National Archives.

Proposed Order to Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway. Image: National Archives.

Proposed Statement by the President. Image: National Archives.

Message (page 1) from Omar N. Bradley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, informing General Douglas MacArthur that President Harry S. Truman has replaced him as Supreme Commander Far East Command: 04/11/1951. Image and caption: National Archives.

Message (page 2) from Omar N. Bradley, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, informing General Douglas MacArthur that President Harry S. Truman has replaced him as Supreme Commander Far East Command: 04/11/1951. Image and caption: National Archives.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 (page 1), April 11, 1951. Harry S. Truman Administration File, Elsey Papers.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 21 (page 2), April 11, 1951. Harry S. Truman Administration File, Elsey Papers.

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Ike Skelton, April 12, 1951. Official File, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Page 1, Record of Phone Calls Regarding the Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur, ca. April 1951. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Page 2, Record of Phone Calls Regarding the Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur, ca. April 1951. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Page 3, Record of Phone Calls Regarding the Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur, ca. April 1951. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Page 4, Record of Phone Calls Regarding the Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur, ca. April 1951. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Page 5, Record of Phone Calls Regarding the Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur, ca. April 1951. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Memorandum, "The MacArthur Dismissal" (page 1), April 28, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Memorandum, "The MacArthur Dismissal" (page 2), April 28, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Memorandum, "The MacArthur Dismissal" (page 3), April 28, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

Memorandum, "The MacArthur Dismissal" (page 4), April 28, 1951. President's Secretary's Files, Truman Papers. Image and caption: Truman Library.

House of Representative remarks on President Harry S. Truman’s decision to replace General Douglas MacArthur as Supreme Commander, Allied Powers; Commander in Chief, United Nations Command; Commander in Chief, Far East; and Commanding General, United States Army, Far East: 04/11/1951.
Credit: National Archives.
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Memorandum from Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of the Army, informing President Harry Truman that he could restore General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the active list: 07/08/1948.
Credit: National Archives.
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