Jesus Villamor was a pilot who fought the Japanese in World War II and is the only Filipino to receive the Distinguished Service Cross twice.
JESUS ANTONIO VILLAMOR
Jesus Villamor joined the Philippine Army Air Corps Flying School in 1936 and was
sent to the United States for training, and after three years, began flying B-
In the skies above Zablan and Batangas Fields, his squadron of P-
After his squadron was destroyed, Villamor continued his war against the Japanese as an intelligence officer. On 27 December 1942 Villamor was part of a team inserted by submarine into the Philippines. Establishing a chain of direct communication from the Philippines with General MacArthur in Australia, he coordinated the activities of various guerrilla movements in Luzon, Mindanao and the Visayas.
For his bravery as a pilot and ingenuity as an intelligence officer, President Magsaysay awarded Villamor the Medal of Valour, the highest Philippine military bravery decoration.
7 November 1914 to 28 October 1971
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