Eric Hall LANE


LANE, Eric Hall

Service Number: 406002
Enlisted: 27 April 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Busselton, Western Australia , 9 January 1919
Home Town: Yallingup, Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineering Cadet
Died: Flying Battle, Egypt, 22 November 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Local Roll of Honour - Yallingup, WA
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Busselton War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 406002
27 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 406002, No. 1 Initial Training School
17 Dec 1940: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
4 Feb 1941: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 406002, Emb. Australia for Egypt
29 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 406002, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
17 Jun 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Lane 406002 in Tomahawk AM378 of 3SQN was killed when his aircraft was shot down by German fighters near the Acroma - El Adem road - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt

He was in a group of twelve Tomahawk fighters that were escorting six Blenheim bombers from 45 Squadron RAF to attack enemy vehicle movements on the road