Defenders of the Philippines

picture of captivity and picture of release form captivity

James McEvoy  ADBC Commander



ADBC Commander, 1947



 James Arthur  McEvoy, Jr.

James Arthur McEvoy won the Silver Star as a Machinists Mate Second Class for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service while serving on Motor Torpedo Boat (PT-32) as part of Motor Boat Squadron Three from March 11 to March 13, 1942.  He lost his boat in a retrograde maneuver involving General Douglas MacArthur.  The Motor Boat Squadron was directed by John Bulkeley Squadron of Furies Article about Motor Boat Squadron Three

All members involved in the PT Boat escape that took MacArthur out of the Philippines received a Silver Star.


McEvoy was captured on Corregidor and was a POW until Feb. 45 when they liberated Bilibid Prison Camp.