William R. Lloyd

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William Rees Lloyd, born 23 September 1916 in Monticello, Florida, enlisted in the United States Navy 9 October 1940. He was appointed midshipman 15 December 1940 and commissioned ensign 14 March 1941.

Ensign Lloyd served briefly aboard Luzon (PG-47), then reported to Oahu (PR-36) 26 September 1941. He was killed in action 6 May 1942 when Oahu was sunk at Corregidor at the close of a long and gallant defense. For his valor, he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.


In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Lloyd (DE-209) was named in his honor.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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