Rudolph Larry Lane was born in Loudon, Tennessee, the son of Hugh Major L. Lane and Alice Mary Mae Patty. Brother of Everette Lane, Ralph Lane, Acie Lane, Nellie Lane, and Willard Lane. He enlisted on October 19, 1942, in Camp Forrest, TN.

U.S. Army Air Forces, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy

Died 16 November 1944 and wfficially declared dead on 18 March 1946. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines

Aircraft B-24J with serial number 44-41451 was on a combat-Recon. Sweep mission from Chengkung, China to the South China Sea. When last contacted by radio at 0230 hours the aircraft was flying near Mengtez, China, over friendly territory.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Duane S. Beadle
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles W. Graper
Navigator, 2nd Lt Fiocondo A. Rufini
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Kingdon H. Sterngold
Engineer, Sgt Raymond S. Root
Radio Operator, Cpl Robert W. Martin
Gunner, Cpl William C. Taylor
Gunner, Cpl Rudolph L. Lane
Gunner, Sgt Francis D. Parker
Radar Observer, Cpl Stanley A. Levin
Passenger, 2nd Lt Keith W. Pinto

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, November 19, 1944
Rudolph L. Lane, who recently arrived overseas, has been promoted to corporal, according to word received by his mother Mrs. Mae Lane, 1059 Cottrell Street. Cpl. Lane has been in service two years and was formerly employed by TVA.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, January 7, 1945
Cpl. Rudolph Lane has been reported as missing in action over China since Nov. 26. The mission on which Cpl. Lane was lost was the first flight, as he had just arrived in that area. Cpl. Lane has been in service two and one-half years. He waas formerly employed by the TVA. Cpl. Lane’s wife, WAC, Pvt. Emma Lane, has just finished basic training at Fort Oglethorpe. Ga.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 March 1915
  • Date of death: 16 November 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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