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 Addison Bruce Neill

Radio Operator at Clyde River on Baffin Island in 1949

Killed in a plane crash on August 21, 1949

while returning from Clyde River

 

 

Passed Away in 1949 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 1949 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  

 

21 August 1949

21 PERSONS DIED IN A PLANE CRASH INCLUDING THREE RADIO OPERATORS

A Canso R.C.A.F. military aircraft crashed and burned in Manitoba on 21 August 1949 killing everyone onboard. Amongst the 21 victims were three radio operators, all married men returning to their families, who had spent two or more years in the Arctic, at Clyde River on Baffin Island.

Addison Bruce Neill was one of the three Radio Operators killed in the crash.

Glencoe, Ont, August 24, 1949 (CP)... Still too stunned to cry, attractive Doreen Neill sat on the veranda of her home in this Middlesex county village Wednesday night and watched her eight-year-old twins, Alec and David, jostling for possession of a toy auto. The other child, four-year-old Richard, was sleeping. A short time before, John and his mother listened to a radio broadcast that told them that the husband and father was among the 21 persons who perished in the crash of the R.C.A.F. Canso aircraft in northern Manitoba. Addison B. Neill, 40-year-old transport department operator, was returning home from a four-year tour of duty at Clyde River in Baffin Land.

 

Addison Bruce Neill was born in 1908 in Glencoe, Ontario

He was 41 years old when he died in August 1949 in a plane crash

(see his tombstone below)

Click here to view details of the plane crash

Obituary  -  Avis de décès

Addison Bruce Neill

1908 - 21 August 1949

Tombstone at the Elmira Union Cemetery in Waterloo County, Ontario

 

(Looking for a copy of obituary)

 

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