WILLIAM S. HACTOR, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Hactor '15

Date of birth: March 10, 1892

Date of death: June 21, 1927

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1915 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was "lost at sea off Laguna Beach [California] piloting flying boat during trip from Seattle to San Diego." One other crewman was lost.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Thomas Fisher '18 was also aboard when this aircraft crashed, though he was able to swim to shore and survived.


Class of 1915

William is one of 17 members of the Class of 1915 in Memorial Hall.