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Henry Albert Bolton, of West Hartlepool, joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and after his elementary training he moved to 2 FTS Brize Norton on 25th March 1940 on No. 46 Course.
After completing his training on 11th July Bolton joined 79 Squadron at Acklington two days later. The squadron moved south on the 27th to Biggin Hill.
On 30th August Bolton probably destroyed a Me109. Next day he was shot down in combat over Kenley in Hurricane V7200.
He was killed while attempting to make a forced-landing at Haliloo Farm, Warlingham.
Bolton was 21.
He is buried in Stranton Cemetery, Hartlepool.