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Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew

Syllabification: Wain·wright, Jonathan Mayhew
Pronunciation: /ˈwānˌrīt
 
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Definition of Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew in English:

IV ( 1883–1953), US army officer. The general in charge of all US troops on the Philippine Islands in 1942, he was forced to surrender at Corregidor and was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese until 1945.

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