Norman Wendell Lane was born on 26 January 1924 at Birchwood, Tennessee to Fredrick Franklin Lane and Berdie Defriese.
Killed in Action 7 July 1944

Pvt Lane is buried at McInturff Cemetery, Meigs County, Tennessee.

Norman W. Lane was a quiet, but hard-working student who later became a U.S. Army medic. He was with Company A, 315th Medical Battalion near Normandy when he was killed by enemy fire while trying to tend to his wounded comrades.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 30 July 1944
Listed killed in action was Norman Lane, son of the late Mrs. Berdie Lane, Birchwood. Norman Lane entered the army in July, 1943, while a student at the Murfeesboro State Teachers College, and was reported killed in action in an unannounced war theater on July 7. He was a former employe of Jesse Phillips, concessionaire at Warner Park. He is survived by six brothers, Malcolm DeFriese, Birchwood; Marvin Lane, Birchwood; Darwin Lane, Birchwood; Quentin Lane, Birchwood; Herman Lane with the army air force in New Guinea and Bryan Lane of the U.S. Navy stationed at Norfolk, Va. He was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. DeFriese, Birchwood and formerly resided with his aunt, Mrs. D.P. Newell of Birchwood.

  • Rank: Medic
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 January 1924
  • Date of death: 7 July 1944
  • County: Meigs
  • Hometown: Birchwood
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 315th Medical Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: p
  • Burial/Memorial Location: McInturff Cemetery, Meigs County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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