Mr. Barton was born in Clinton, Mo. He graduated from Southwest
Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo. with a degree in agriculture, and
received a degree in agriculture economics from the University
of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Barton was a B-29 navigator during World War II. He was training
with an Air Forces Reserve Unit in Chicago when he was called
back into service when the Korean War started, but went to Scott
Field near St. Louis for exams. Mr. Barton recalls “I passed
was told to go home and wait orders, they never came and I never
asked about them, but you can bet I severed all ties with the
reserve for good (This was a non paid reserve unit at training
and flying) When there was a plane to fly --- which was not often
--- out of O’Hare field, Chicago IL.”
Baton was discharged from the Army Air Corps at the rank of Captain.
was district director of the Washington District of the Bureau
of Immigration and Naturalization, for 34 years retiring in the
Barton was a member of Grace Baptist Church. His interests included
Barton died Jan. 20, 2004 at his home. He was 87.
was predeceased by his wife, Susan I. Barton who died Oct. 20,
2001, and a son, Phillip D. Barton who died Dec. 28, 1999.
Barton was buried in Lakemont Cemetery in Davidsonville, MD.
baby is important and deserves alot of credit for getting
us there and back. As you know we had to rely to a great extent
on celestial navigation. This is the A-10 Bausch and Lomb
SEXTANT that was issued to me at navigation school at Selma
Field, Monroe, LA., which I carried thoughout the war."
- Lewis Dale Barton
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