George C. Marshall, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, stands on the top step of a wood and woven palm building, headquarters of the U.S. 6th Army, on Goodenough Island, New Guinea, during World War 2. Lieutenant General George C. Kenney, Commander of Allied Air Forces and the U.S. Fifth Air Force, stands with two other officers on the ground in front of the hut. General Douglas MacArthur Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) joins Marshall and poses, standing to his left. General Marshall leaves the building to enter a car. Next, he is seen standing on the ramp of an airfield. MacArthur is also seen briefly, standing next to Marshall. General Marshall converses with Lieutenant General Walter Kreuger, Commander of the Sixth United States Army in the South West Pacific Area, and with General Kenney. General MacArthur and General Kenney, followed by other officers, walk back from a B-17 bomber (General Marshall's airplane) after saying goodbye to General Marshall. General Kreuger remains at the door of Marshall's B-17, bidding Marshall farewell. The B-17 is next seen taking off from the runway.
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