Floyd Howard Bolling was born on 22 Jan 1925 in Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky. He was the son of William Farley Bolling and Margaret H. “Maggie” Dotson. He entered the service on May 7, 1943. When last heard from by his parents, he was in the British Isles.
He died on 28 April 1944

Buried Pound, Wise County, Virginia

He and his ship, LST-531, were lost during the infamous Exercise TIGER pre-D-Day rehearsal exercise at Lyme Bay near Slapton Sands, Britain, when a squadron of German motor torpedo boats (“E-boats”) infiltrated the practice landing for forces intended to be put ashore on Utah Beach, and wreaked havoc.






Photo courtesy; Frieda Patrick Davison

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 January 1925
  • Date of death: 28 April 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: LST-531
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Pound, Wise County, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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