Ralph Hollis

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Ralph Hollis
BornSeptember 10, 1906
Crawfordville, Georgia
DiedDecember 7, 1941(1941-12-07) (aged 35)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Naval Reserve
Years of service1923–26, 1934–41
UnitUSS Arizona (BB-39)
Battles/warsWorld War II

Ralph Hollis was born 10 September 1906 in Crawfordville, Georgia, and served in enlisted status 1923–26. He was appointed Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve on 21 November 1934 and was called to active duty in May 1941. Ensign Hollis reported to battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) in September and was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.


In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Hollis (DE-794) was named in honor of Ens. Hollis, sponsored by his widow, Mrs. Hermione C. Hollis. In addition to his wife, he left behind two daughters, Hermione "Louise" Hollis Hilliard and Maryanne Hollis Brookshire.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.