|Ensign U.S. Navy
|Date of Death
|November 27 1950
National Defense Service Medal
Ensign Irelan was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Ensign Irelan was the co-pilot of a P2V-2 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 4, based at Barbers Point, Hawaii. On November 27, 1950. The aircraft's right wing separated during a rocket run killing all five on board.