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Lane, Edward William

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lane, Edward William
Rank First Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-726595
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944, effective 1 May 1944.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #92 dated 17 May 1944, effective 17 May 1944.
  • Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group Headquarters Detachment, per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #149, effective 27 July 1944.
  • Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #171, effective 25 August 1944.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 7 October 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Granted a seven day sick leave of absence effective 22 July 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #143 dated 21 July 1944.
  • Detailed Assistant Group Operations Officer (additional) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #149 dated 27 July 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
1st Lt. Lane, Edward WilliamPilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Finch, Francis NelsonCo-pilotINT
2nd Lt. Lord, Kenneth Smith, "Smitty"NavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Wiley, Ralph EdwardBombardierCT
S/SGT. Morlan, Emil Clayton, "Clayton"Radio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Keyser, Carl AlphusEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Miller, Harold ArthurBall Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Kobulik, Andrew (NMI), JrTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Bemis, Forrest JamesFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Chanter, Robert WilliamFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 29 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Co-pilot 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102430.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
106 12 May 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Pilot 42‑97573 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
110 20 May 1944 Target: Orly Airport
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑102402 Combat Mission Credit
Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Pilot 42‑102459 Group B Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Pilot 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Pilot 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Four Medium Howitzer Batteries, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
129 6 June 1944 Target: Highway Choke Point in City of Caen
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, Group lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Co-pilot 42‑107221 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Low Group, Group Lead.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead, 41st B wing. Landed away at Boxted, AAF Station 150, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Pilot 42‑107224 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Pilot 42‑107224 Weather aircraft.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Pilot 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Commander 42‑98000 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead. On the bomb run, hit by flak in #4 engine; had to jettison bomb load to stay in formation.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Commander 43‑38016 Combat Mission Credit
J Group Lead.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Commander 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑37822, which was found to have a bad engine after takeoff. Returned to base and took off late, intercepting the formation at the English coast.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Commander 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Commander 42‑97986 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship. Low group lead.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf & Merseburg, Germany
Commander 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Group Lead.
Sortie Report

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