Neil Evan McLeod MacDonald was born in 1921. He was son of Neil and Victoria MacDonald, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.
Not much is known about his career details. He flew Spitfire Mk. IX with 33 Squadron, converted to Tempest Mk. V in December 1944. W/O MacDonald was killed on 28 December 1944 when his Tempest EJ881 crashed 3 miles SE Helston, caused by engine failure.