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Gerald Lane

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into English channel. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

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  • Lionel Sceurman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Day before VE day. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640, despite "free passage guarantee", flak hit in engine and crashed into North Sea off Benacre...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 43-38281 KIMMIE KAR FOR 9

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/7/44; Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-A] Podington 10/8/44; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 11/8/44; with F.W. Volz force landed Deblin, Poland 15/2/45; sal 1/3/45; 70m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 44-8640

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 14/11/44; Dow Field 3/12/44; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 5/12/44; after 58 missions was Missing in Action Operation Chowhound (6th such mission) 7/5/44 with Lionel Sceurman, Navigator:...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born England 21 September 1924
Enlisted 7 June 1943
Based Horham December 1944 – 7 May 1945

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Off Benacre Ness 7 May 1945
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK

Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio, Bexar County, TX 24 April 1997

Memorialised
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2021 16:07:11 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/709980714/lane-gerald-us-veterans-gravesite...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529902297/gerald-lane-american-battle-monum...
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/3801
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/899881/gerald-lane
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95906031/gerald-lane

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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