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Claire Phillips Memorial
Claire Maybelle Phillips (1907-1960) a stage actress and singer from Portland, noted for heroism as a spy and humanitarian during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. She ran a nightclub for enemy personnel in occupied Manila, secretly using the profits to buy and smuggle food and medicine to starving American soldiers in Japanese prisons. Convicted of espionage and sentenced to die, she was rescued by Army Rangers when the city was liberated in 1945.