Life Magazine-October 8,1945-132 pages. This vintage Life Magazine-which originally sold for ten cents-features a cover photo of General Robert Eichelberger-"Eichelberger And 12th Century Buddha". The magazine also features a 10 page article with photos on General Eichelberger-Toyko and Hiroshima.Robert Lawrence Eichelberger (9 March 1886 – 26 September 1961) was a general in the United States Army, who commanded the US Eighth Army in the South West Pacific Area during World War II.Eichelberger soon became a temporary Lieutenant General, and General Douglas MacArthur ordered him to "take Buna, or don't come back alive". Eichelberger led the Australian-US Advanced New Guinea Force to victory over the Japanese at Buna, in early 1943.
In 1944, Eichelberger also had notable victories at Hollandia and Biak, in Dutch New Guinea.
As Commanding General of the newly formed Eighth Army, he led the invasion of the Philippines clearing the islands of Mindoro, Marinduque, Panay, Negros, Cebu and Bohol. By July 1945, Eichelberger's forces had defeated the Japanese on Mindanao.In August 1945, Eichelberger's Eighth Army began a three-year stint as part of the Occupation of Japan.The Life Magazine has been autographed on the front cover by Robert Eichelberger with a fountain pen in black.........BOTH MAGAZINE AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.......