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First Name: William

Last Name: Halloran


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Ignatius

Date of Birth: 23 July 1915

Date of Death: 07 December 1941

Rank or Rate: Ensign

Years Served:
William Ignatius Halloran

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William Ignatius Halloran
Ensign, U.S. Navy

William Ignatius Halloran was born on 23 July 1915.

Halloran left his job as a journalist to volunteer for active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1940. After attending the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School at Northwestern University, he was commissioned as an Ensign in June 1941.

Ensign Halloran perished aboard the USS Arizona on 7 December 1941, when it was sunk during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

Medals and Awards (Posthumous)

Purple Heart
American Defense Fleet Medal
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Freedom Medal


• The USS Halloran (DE-305) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort launched in 1944.

• In 1945, a Cleveland city park was named in Halloran's honor.


Ensign William Ignatius Halloran died on 7 December 1941. His body is entombed in the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu, HI.

A memorial marker for Ensign Halloran is located at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, OH.

Honoree ID: 2592   Created by: MHOH




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