CDR Henry Barton Cecil

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CDR Henry Barton Cecil

  • Birth 17 Feb 1888 New River, Scott County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1933 At Sea
  • Burial New River, Scott County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 40759085

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


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

He married Isa McBean.
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.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Photo shared by Paul Roy





  • Created by: Dorothy Young
  • Added: 16 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40759085
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Henry Barton Cecil (17 Feb 1888–4 Apr 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40759085, citing Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy Young (contributor 47116377) .