Bolton, Clyde, PO3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1942-1942, FC-0000, USS Quincy (CA-39)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
FC-Fire Controlman

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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by PO1 Daniel Galvin, Jr.-Deceased to remember Bolton, Clyde (Leif), PO3.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Concord NH
Last Address
69 Albany St
Albany, NY
(Parents Mr & Mrs Edwin F Bolton)

Casualty Date
Aug 09, 1942
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Explosive Device
Solomon Islands
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wall of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Tributes from Members  
Loss of my friend ~ by Daniel Galvin, Jr... posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 437
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Quincy (CA-39)
  1942-1942, FC-0000, USS Quincy (CA-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 30, 1940, Service Entry Date & Enlisted Serial Number 201-80-52
  Dec 21, 1940, Received on USS Quincy CA-39 Ranks of Apprentice Seaman or AS
  Mar 01, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class (S2c)
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class (S1c)
  Jul 19, 1941, Temporary Transferred to NYD Washington DC for course of instruction in Elementary Fire Control
  Jul 19, 1941, Received Naval Receiving Station Washington DC for ELementary Fire Control School
  Aug 22, 1941, Promoted to Fire Controlman 3rd Class Petty Officer (FC3)
  Aug 23, 1941, Transferred to USNTS Newport RI for further transfer back to USS Quincy (CA-39)
  Sep 16, 1941, Received back from Navy Yard Washington DC for Duty
  Aug 09, 1942, Reported Missing in Action
  Aug 10, 1943, Declared Dead
  Feb 28, 2018, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Prior to the Marine assault on Guadalcanal 7 August, Quincy destroyed several Japanese installations and an oil depot during her bombardment of Lunga Point. She later provided close fire support for the Marines during the landing.

While on patrol in the channel between Florida Island and Savo Island, in the early hours of 9 August 1942 Quincy was attacked by a large Japanese naval force and sank after sustaining many direct hits with all guns out of action. Quincy earned one battle star during World War II.
Clyde was Rangefinder operator in Sky Forward . During the Invasion of Guadalcanal High Level Bombers were advancing . Captain Moore phoned up to Clyde " Let me know when they drop their bombs ! " Soon Clyde called out " Bombs Away !" Captain put the Ship [ CA-39 ] Full Ahead -- 2 bombs fell in our wake sending a mud Geysur High in the air!  
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWWII Memorial National Registry
  1942, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
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