Ensign Leslie MacNaughton died in a plane crash in Hampton Roads,Virginia, USA March 13, 1918. This photo along with his sweetheart's was in my grandmother's photo album.
"Leslie Malcolm McNaughton was born October 2, 1894 and was killed March 13, 1918 in a tragic plane crash (Hampton Roads, VA.) An undergraduate at Yale University, Leslie joined a Yale Flying Squadron, and left Yale to become a pilot during World War I. He was killed 10 days after marrying his childhood sweetheart, Madeline Gibson, of Hudson Falls NY. Leslie is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery Schuylerville, New York."
-The MacNaughtons of Argyle, by James MacNaughton, Jr.,1994, page 117
Other records show he died in France and that his Naval Station was Hamptons Roads, VA.
"MACNAUGHTON LESLIE M, Ensign, Reserve Force (class 5), (mother, Julia M MacNaughton, Fort Edward, N Y; appointed New York), Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Va, "fall in seaplane" (NHC - Ensign McNaughton, killed in seaplane accident at Moutchic, Lake Lacanau, France with Ensign Lloyd A Perry on April 12, 1918), March 13, 1918"
Also see record: April 12, Ensign Leslie MacNoughton
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