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Lim, Vicente (1889-1945)

Lim was the highest-ranking Filipino to ever hold a commission in the U.S. Army. He commanded 41 Philippine Division when war broke out in the Pacific. Badly wounded in a rearguard action, he was transferred to Philippine General Hospital by the Japanese, where he become a guerrilla leader while feigning continued illness. He was captured by the Japanese while attempting to escape to MacArthur's headquarters in 1944, and was executed at Bilibid Prison shortly before the American liberation of Manila.

Service record

1889     

Born
1939

Chief of staff, Phlippine Army
1941
Brigadier general     
Commander, 41 Philippine Division
1942

Prisoner of war
1944

Guerrilla commander
1944

Captured
1945

Executed by the Japanese

References

Embassy of the United States in Manila (accessed 2008-7-14)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-14)



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