LANE, MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER

Name: Michael Christopher Lane
Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force
Unit: 559th TFS
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Corla Gables FL
Date of Loss: 02 December 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 213000N 1050000E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C, #7608
Missions: 11
Incident No: 0532
Other Personnel in Incident: Ken Cordier, Returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK April 1997 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.

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Ken Cordier was the pilot of an F4C on his second tour and 175th mission
when he was shot down on 2 December 1966. There f$c was one of three lost
that day. He and his backseater, Michael Lane ejected at 24,000 feet from
the F-4C when it suffered a direct hit by a SAM. Cordier fell through the
fireball of a second SAM fired at the aircraft. He received only minor
burns.

Both were captured almost immediately after reaching the ground and after an
all night truck ride to Hanoi, they began seventy-five month tours as a POW.

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Michael Lane retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He
and his wife Ruth reside in Arizona.

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