Hadley Neff was born at Morgan Springs, Tennessee, the son of Hugh Hampton Neff and Margaret Burge Veach.
He was initially buried at Grand Failly Cemetery at Longuyon, France and reburied at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, I, 10, 7
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 23 January 1945
Second Lt. Hadley Neff, 22, son of H.H. Neff, 523 Oak Street and Mrs. Margaret Neff, Washington, D.C., was killed in action with an infantry group in Belgium Dec. 30, his mother was informed by the War Department. He volunteered for the service in January, 1942; received officer training at Fort Sill, Okla., and Fort Bragg, N.C., and went overseas last October. A graduate of Chattanooga High School, he attended art classes at Vocational School and was also a student at the Chattanooga University of Chattanooga. He won an art scholarship at a New York art school, which he attended prior to entering the army. He was a brother of Cpl. Jack Neff, with the air forces at Wilmington, N.C.; Misses Ann and Ruth Neff of Washington, D.C.
Daily News (New York), 7 March 1945
Second Lieut. Hadley Neff, 23, who worked in the art department of The News before entering the Army in October, 942, has been killed in action in Belgium, the War Department has informed his mother, Mrs. Margaret Neff of Chattanooga, Tenn. Lieut. Neff was attached to the 490th Armored Field Artillery, 11th Division and went overseas last October. Neff studied on scholarships at the University of Chattanooga and the Phoenix Art Institute in New York. He joined the News in May, 1940.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 4 December 1921
- Date of death: 30 December 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 490th Field Artillery Battalion, 11th Armored Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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