Died: April 20, 1943
Clayton Lewis was a World War II veteran; he was killed in action.
Lake Placid News, May 5, 1944
Cpl. Clayton Lewis
In a telegram Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis of Saranac Lake, were notified that their son, Cpl. Clayton D. Lewis, 24, is missing in action in the North African theatre.
Four weeks ago his parents received a letter from him mailed in this country and giving them his APO number. Until the telegram Saturday, they did not know that he had left this country or had arrived at an overseas destination.
Cpl. Lewis entered the army on Nov. 11, 1942. He was sent to Camp Canon, Colo., where he remained until transferring to the air forces when he was transferred to Geneva, Neb. He was stationed there until he was shipped overseas.
He was a crew member and, it is believed, a gunner aboard a heavy bomber. He is a graduate of the Saranac Lake High school, 1937. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have two other children, Mrs. George Jackson and Claude both of Saranac Lake.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 4, 2005
You Know What... ?
By Howard Riley
…Cpl. Clayton D. Lewis of the Army Air Force (uncle of Tom and Ed Lewis) "was a passenger on a transport that was sunk by enemy action in the Mediterranean on April 20, 1943."