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CDR Henry Barton Cecil
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1888
Scott County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1933, USA

Henry Barton Cecil was the son of Beatty and Polly Elmira Buttram Cecil.

Siblings:

Elliott Cecil (Infant)
Minnie Cecil Campe
John Riley Cecil
Joseph Samuel Cecil
Thomas J Cecil
James Jay Cecil

He married Isa McBean.
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In 1916, He became a licensed naval airplane pilot -Navy pilot's license # 42 WW1

1910, Graduated US Naval Academy

HENRY BARTON CECIL (188-1933), Navy Air Force in World War I, Commander CECIL lost his life in the dirigible "Akron" disaster of April 4, 1933.

1933 -Commander HENRY BARTON CECIL of Scott County was killed when his U.S. Navy blimp, The Akron, crashed in New Jersey

Commander in U S Navy. Lost at sea in the Airship Akron disaster. The Akron was a dirigible which went down off the coast of New Jersey during an electrical storm.
There were 76 men aboard. Only 3 survived. Bart was a guest on the flight.

Lost in U.S. Navy Airship Akron; disaster. Served in U. S. Navy; twenty seven years. Ensign; to Commander - Air Service seventeen years.

Cecil Field near Jacksonville, Florida was named in his honor.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Beatty Cecil (1849 - 1931)
  Polly Elmira Buttram Cecil (1858 - 1938)
 
 Siblings:
  John Riley Cecil (1875 - 1961)*
  Joseph Samuel Cecil (1878 - 1940)*
  Thomas J Cecil (1885 - 1974)*
  Henry Barton Cecil (1888 - 1933)
  James Jay Cecil (1893 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Photo shared by Paul Roy
 
Burial:
Reed Cemetery
New River
Scott County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Dorothy Young Campbell
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40759085
CDR Henry Barton Cecil
Added by: Dorothy Young Campbell
 
CDR Henry Barton Cecil
Added by: Dorothy Young Campbell
 
CDR Henry Barton Cecil
Added by: Dorothy Young Campbell
 
 
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We salute and honor our nation's veterans on Memorial Day. We thank CDR Cecil for his service to our country! God Bless him and his family. (I was stationed at NAS Cecil Field.)
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 Added: May. 26, 2014
Blessed be the memory of Henry Cecil. Thank you for your service to our country.
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 Added: Mar. 31, 2013

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 Added: Dec. 28, 2009
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