Brig. Gen. James L. Dalton ("Dusty"), Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Major General Charles L. Mullins, Jr. at San Manuel, Luzon. Taken when Morton was assigned to photograph the 25th Infantry Division as they invaded Luzon in early 1945. Dalton was supposedly killed by a Japanese sniper within hours of this photo being taken; if so, the date of this photograph would be May 16, 1945.
Photographer's caption: "General Douglas MacArthur was really a great one. I had nothing but admiration for him. This picture was made of him on the front line on Luzon. Everybody else wore steel helmets. He stood there in his suntans and scrambled eggs hat. Mortar shells were whistling by, and the other men were cringing on the ground while MacArthur was standing there straight as an arrow. He set a wonderful example for his troops. I made movies of the same event."
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