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15.05.1944. No. 403 squadron (R.C.A.F.) Spitfire BR986. F/O Lane. Location: Caen area Normandy France.
Mission: Circus p.m. (Caen area)

Date: 15
th May 1944.

Unit: 403 squadron (R.C.A.F.)

Type: Spitfire IX.

Serial: BR986.

Coded: KH-Z

Location: Caen area Normandy France.

Pilot: Flying Officer J/16198 William Thompson Lane, R.C.A.F. Age. 21. (Killed)

REASON FOR LOSS:


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Flying Officer William Thompson Lane on the tail of his Spitfire BR986 BH-Z.

Took-off from R.A.F. Kenly on Circus, p.m. shot down in combat with FW190’s by Oblt. Kurt Goltzsch, Staffelkapitan of 5./JG2 near Caen, one of five Spitfires lost in the Caen area this day.

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Telegram reporting the death of William T. Lane.

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Flying Officer William Thompson Lane (Colorized photo “DB Colour”) and his grave at Dieppe (Shirley Tort).

Burial Details:

Flying Officer J/16198 William Thompson Lane, R.C.A.F. Age. 21.

Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer. Row. H. Grave. 18.

Son of Frederick Carleton Lane and Doris Thompson Lane, of Sudbury, Ontario.

Research and page construction by David King & Alexander King, Aircrew Remembrance Society, Further credits. C.W.G.C., I.W.M., (Shirley Tort). "Fighter Command Losses" - Norman Franks.(Colorized photo “DB Colour”)

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