Lewis Bolton was the son of Thomas York Bolton and Leddie E York. Husband of Fannie Wilburn.

Private Lewis B. Bolton was assigned to the 21st Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group. At the start of the war the unit was based in the Philippines and with the loss of its aircraft, was eventually part of the defense of Bataan and Corregidor as infantry. He was listed as Died Non Battle on 28 June 1942. He died as a POW of the Japanese Army at POW Camp 1, Cabanatuan 1-2-3, Nueva Province, Luzon, Philippines 15-121 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 September 1914
  • Date of death: 28 June 1942
  • County: Campbell
  • Hometown: LaFolette
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 21st Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, POW Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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