General Douglas MacArthur wore a distinctive and unusual hat during World War Two that was for an army other than that of the United States. What was this?

Answer: Field Marshall of the Philippines Army. MacArthur had been hired as a consultant to the Philippines Government in the 1930s at a reported annual salary of US$500,000. This is equivalent to perhaps $5 million today.

Source: American Shogun: Gen MacArthur, Emperor Hirohito and the Drama of Modern Japan by Robert Harvey; America’s Caesar by Greg Loren Durand

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