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LTC John Franklin "Jack" Bolt
Birth: May 19, 1921
Laurens
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 2004
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

U.S. Marine Corps Aviator. In mid-1941, he enlisted in the Navy, later earned his wings in Pensacola and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Marines. He became a member of Marine Fighter Squadron 214, nicknamed the "Black Sheep Squadron," led by legendary aviator Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. During the Solomon Islands campaign, he flew 94 missions in an F-4U Corsair fighter and was credited with six kills, all of Japanese Zero fighters. Learning to fly jet fighters after World War II, he was assigned to fly with the Air Force during the Korean War. In a three-month period in 1953, flying F-86 Sabre jets, he shot down six Russian-built MiG-15s. He was the only Marine ace of the Korean War, one of only seven Americans to be an ace in both wars and was the United States' last surviving double ace. His awards included, three times the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism. After the Korean War, he worked at the Pentagon as an analyst of Marine tactics, retiring in 1962 as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 2003, he was inducted into the Commemorative Air Force's American Combat Airman Hall of Fame in Midland, Texas. Cause of death, leukemia at age 83. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Volusia County, Florida
Plot: recent death
 
Maintained by: wings214
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9451299
LTC John Franklin Jack Bolt
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
LTC John Franklin Jack Bolt
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
LTC John Franklin Jack Bolt
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
 
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Christmas Blessings.
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 Added: Dec. 13, 2014

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Remembering you and your family today. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014
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