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. REMARKS: 730218 RELEASED BY DRV 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. ====================== Michael Lane retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and his wife Ruth reside in Arizona.