Neill Ernest King

(1915 - 1942)

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Neill Ernest King
1915 - 1942
Born
c. 1915
Death
October 28, 1942
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Neill Ernest King was born c. 1915. Neill died on October 28, 1942 at 27 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Neill Ernest King
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Christchurch (bromley) Crematorium Remembrance Court. in New Zealand
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Service number: 39749
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal New Zealand Air Force
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Neill Ernest King died on October 28, 1942 at 27 years of age. Neill was buried in Christchurch (bromley) Crematorium Remembrance Court., New Zealand. Neill was born c. 1915. We are unaware of information about Neill's family or relationships.

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In 1915, in the year that Neill Ernest King was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1927, by the time this person was just 12 years old, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1929, at the age of only 14 years old, Neill was alive when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1937, at the age of 22 years old, Neill was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1942, in the year of Neill Ernest King's passing, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

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