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LANE Robert A
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NUMERO DE SERVICE O-318930
AGE 31 ans
DATE DE NAISSANCE Janvier 1913, à Marietta OHIO
ETAT OHIO
FAMILLE
GRADE Major
FONCTION
DATE D'INCORPORATION 13 Décembre 1940
Fort Benning GEORGIA
REGIMENT Combat Command "B" Photo Fdlm
DIVISION 2nd Armored Division
"Hell on Wheels" - « Enfer sur Roues »
DATE DU DECES 23 aout 1944 Photo Fdlm
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STATUT KIA
LIEU DU DECES Conche
CIMETIERE CIMETIERE AMERICAIN de NORMANDIE Plan
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Bronze Strar Purple Heart
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Robert A. Lane, né Janvier 1913, à Marietta, Ohio, est diplômé de l'Ohio State University en Juin, 1934. Il est entré en service actif le 13 Décembre, 1940. Envoyé directement à Ft. Benning, en Géorgie, il a été affecté à la Deuxième Division Blindée. Robert formé dans les manœuvres dans le Tennessee, la Louisiane et Caroline sous la direction de George S. Patton.

Lt. Lane a quitté sa femme et ses trois jeunes enfants à Frederick, dans le Maryland, et expédié avec la Deuxième Division Blindée en Afrique du Nord, fin 1942.

La bataille est gagnée rapidement, la Division est installés dans la forêt de Cork près de Rabat au Maroc.

Ils ont célébré la nouvelle année 1943 dans un pays tout à fait étranger aux hommes.

En mai, ils sont dirigés vers l'est, pour préparer la futur bataille en Sicile, sous les ordres du Général Patton.

la Sicile a été libéré en Juillet, 1943. Le capitaine Lane a reçu deux étoiles pour ses batailles en Sicile.

En Novembre, la Division est expédié en passant par Gibraltar, direction la Grande-Bretagne dans la caserne de Tidworth.

Leur Noël était très loin d'être gai, dans un pays usé par la guerre.

La Seconde Division blindée a navigué jusqu'en Normandie, et a commencé les batailles des haies en chars le 9 juin.

Le Major Lane a combattu à St Lo durant les horribles combats . Son unité a contribué à la fermeture de la poche de Falaise.

En Août, la Seconde Division Blindé pris la direction de l'Allemagne. Le mois d'Août a été rempli par des terribles batailles et un taux de mortalité élevé.

Le 23 Août 1944, vers 1h30 dans l'après-midi,près de Conche en France, le Major Robert A. Lane a été touché par une roquette Nebelwefer. Il a été tué sur le coup.

Trois enfants et une épouse aimante ont reçu le pire télégramme, le 10 Septembre 1944.


2nd ARMORED DIVISION

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UNITS-UNITES

Headquarters Company
Service Company
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
41st Armored Infantry Regiment
66th Armored Regiment
67th Armored Regiment
17th Armored Engineer Battalion
82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
142nd Armored Signal Company
2nd Armored Division Artillery
14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Armored Division Trains
2nd Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
Supply Battalion
48th Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon

INDIVUDUALS AWARDS-DECORATIONS INDIVIDUELLES

Distinguished Service Cross21
Legion of Merit 13
Silver Star 1 954
Soldiers Medal 131
Bronze Star 5 331
Air Medal 342
PWs Taken 76 963

CASUALTIES (Tentative)-VICTIMES

Killed 1 102
Wounded 5 331
Missing 253
Captured 65
Battle Casualties 6 751
Non-Battle Casualties 7 116
Total Casualties 13 867

CHRONOLOGY-CHRONOLOGIE

Activated 15 Jul 1940
Arrived ETO 24 Nov 1943
Arrived Continent (D+3) 9 Jun 1944
Entered Combat
First Elements 13 Jun 1944*
Enitre Division 2 Jul 1944
*Previous Combat - North Africa and Sicile

CAMPAIGNS-CAMPAGNE

Normandy
Northern France
Ardennes
Rhineland
Central Europe

COMMAND POSTS-POSTE de COMMANDEMENT

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY

1943

27 November Tidworth Wiltshire England

1944

7 June St-Laurent-sur-Mer Calvados France
10 June La Mine Calvados France
2 July St-Paul-du-Vernay (vic NW) Calvados France
18 July La Mine Calvados France
24 July Le Dezert Manche France
25 July Pont Herbert (vic W) Manche France
26 July Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly (vic SW) Manche France
3 August Percy (vic S) Manche France
4 Aug ustCourson (vic N) Manche France
7 August Le Teilleul (1 Mi NE) Manche France
10 August Barenton (2 Mi W) Manche France
18 August Sees (1 mi S) Orne France
19 August Longny-au-Perche (vic W) Orne France
20 August Brezolles (vic N) Eure-et-Loire France
25 August Le Neubourg (3 mi S) Eure France
27 August Mantes-Gassicourt (4 mi W) Eure France
30 August Magny-en-Vexin (vic N) Seinte-et-Oise France
31 August Beauvais (2 mi S) Oise France
1 September Peronne (vic NW) Somme France
2 SepemberRumes Hainaut Belgium
6 Sepember Archennes (vic W) Brabant Belgium
8 Sep emberLouvain (vic SE) Brabant Belgium
9 Sepember Hasselt (4 mi W) Limbourg Belgium
16 Sepember Maastricht (2 mi NE) Limburg Netherlands
18 Sepember Schimmert Limburg Netherlands
19 Sepember Oirsbeek (1 mi SE) Limburg Netherlands
4 October Nieuwenhagen Limburg Netherlands
9 October Grotenrath Rhineland Germany
11 October Waubach Limburg Netherlands
11 November Palenberg (1/2 mi E) Rhineland Germany
17 November Ubach (1 mi SE) Rhineland Germany
24 November Baesweiler (1/2 mi SE) Rhineland Germany
22 December Havelange (2 mi S) Namur Belgium
25 December Mohiville (1 mi W) Namur Namur
28 December Leignon Namur Belgium
29 December Mohiville (1 mi W) Namur Belgium

1945

2 January Weris Luxembourg Belgium
7 January Fisenne Luxembourg Belgium
11 January Erpigny Luxembourg Belgium
13 January Odeigne Luxembourg Belgium
14 January St-Jean (Farm) Luxembourg Belgium
20 January Florze Liege Belgium
3 February Gulpen (1 mi W) Limburg Netherlands
24 February Aachen (2 mi NW) Rhineland Germany
27 February Mersch Rhineland Germany
28 February Garzweiler Rhineland Germany
1 MarchGlehn Rhineland Germany
2 March Heide Rhineland Germany
3 March Krefeld (4 mi S) Rhineland Germany
14 March Schiefbahn Rhineland Germany
28 March Bruckhausen Westphalia Germany
29 March Altschermbeck Westphalia Germany
30 March Hullern (1 mi E) WestphaliaGermany
31 March Walstedde Westphalia Germany
1 April Stromberg Westphalia Germany
2 April Schloss Holte Westphalia Germany
4 April Lemgo Westphalia Germany
5 April Schwobber Hannover Germany
7 April Elze Hannover Germany
10 April Soder Hannover Germany
11 April Hornburg Hannover Germany
12 April Klein Wanzleben Hannover Germany
13 April Gross Ottersleben HannoverGermany
21 April Wolfenbuttel Hannover Germany
12 April Klein Wanzleben Hannover Germany

ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT To Higher Units-ASSIGNE et ATTACHE

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY - GROUP
Assigned AttachedAssigned Attached
24 Nov 1943 First ETOUSA
27 Nov 1943 VII First
8 Feb 1944 XIX First
12 Jun 1944 V First
18 Jul 1944 VII First
2 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
7 Aug 1944 VII First 12th
13 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
18 Aug 1944 V First 12th
19 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
28 Aug 1944 XV First 12th
29 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
22 Oct 1944 XIX Ninth 12th
22 Dec 1944 VII First 12th Br 21st
18 Jan 1945 VII First 12th -
16 Feb 1945 XIX Ninth 12th Br 21st
4 Apr 1945 XIX Ninth 12th -
8 May 1945 - Ninth 12th
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LANE Robert A
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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER O-318930
AGE 31 yo
DATE OF BIRTH January, 1913, in Marietta, Ohio
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DATE of ENLISTEMENT December 13, 1940 Fort Benning GEORGIA
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DIVISION 2nd Armored Division
DATE OF DEATH August 23, 1944 Photo Fdlm
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PLACE OF DEATH Conche
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Robert A. Lane, born January, 1913, in Marietta, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University in June, 1934. He entered active duty on December 13, 1940. Sent directly to Ft. Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to the Second Armored Division. Robert trained in maneuvers in Tennessee, Louisiana and Carolina under the leadership of George S. Patton.

Lt. Lane left his wife and three young children in Frederick, Maryland, and shipped with the Second Armored Division to North Africa, late 1942. The battle won quickly, the Division settled in the Cork Forest near Rabat in Morocco. They celebrated the 1943 New Year in a land quite foreign to the men.

In May they headed east, preparing to battle in Sicily. Under General Patton, Sicily was liberated in July, 1943. Captain Lane received two stars for his battles in Sicily. In November, the Division shipped past Gibraltar, entered Great Britain and moved into barracks at Tidworth, England. Their Christmas was not quite so merry in the war worn country.

The Second Armored Division sailed to Normandy, and began tank battles along the hedgerows by June 9. Major Lane fought in the horrific battle of St. Lo. His unit helped in closing the Falaise Gap. By August, the Second Armored was pushing close to Germany. The month of August was filled with awful battles and a high death rate.

On August 23, 1944, around 1:30 in the afternoon, very neat Conche, France, Major Robert A. Lane was hit by a Nebelwefer rocket. He was killed instantly. Three small children and a loving wife received the worst telegram on September 10.


2nd ARMORED DIVISION

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UNITS

Headquarters Company
Service Company
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
41st Armored Infantry Regiment
66th Armored Regiment
67th Armored Regiment
17th Armored Engineer Battalion
82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
142nd Armored Signal Company
2nd Armored Division Artillery
14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Armored Division Trains
2nd Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
Supply Battalion
48th Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon

INDIVUDUALS AWARDS

Distinguished Service Cross21
Legion of Merit 13
Silver Star 1 954
Soldiers Medal 131
Bronze Star 5 331
Air Medal 342
PWs Taken 76 963

CASUALTIES (Tentative)

Killed 1 102
Wounded 5 331
Missing 253
Captured 65
Battle Casualties 6 751
Non-Battle Casualties 7 116
Total Casualties 13 867

CHRONOLOGY

Activated 15 Jul 1940
Arrived ETO 24 Nov 1943
Arrived Continent (D+3) 9 Jun 1944
Entered Combat
First Elements 13 Jun 1944*
Enitre Division 2 Jul 1944
*Previous Combat - North Africa and Sicile

CAMPAIGNS

Normandy
Northern France
Ardennes
Rhineland
Central Europe

COMMAND POSTS

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY

1943

27 November Tidworth Wiltshire England

1944

7 June St-Laurent-sur-Mer Calvados France
10 June La Mine Calvados France
2 July St-Paul-du-Vernay (vic NW) Calvados France
18 July La Mine Calvados France
24 July Le Dezert Manche France
25 July Pont Herbert (vic W) Manche France
26 July Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly (vic SW) Manche France
3 August Percy (vic S) Manche France
4 Aug ustCourson (vic N) Manche France
7 August Le Teilleul (1 Mi NE) Manche France
10 August Barenton (2 Mi W) Manche France
18 August Sees (1 mi S) Orne France
19 August Longny-au-Perche (vic W) Orne France
20 August Brezolles (vic N) Eure-et-Loire France
25 August Le Neubourg (3 mi S) Eure France
27 August Mantes-Gassicourt (4 mi W) Eure France
30 August Magny-en-Vexin (vic N) Seinte-et-Oise France
31 August Beauvais (2 mi S) Oise France
1 September Peronne (vic NW) Somme France
2 SepemberRumes Hainaut Belgium
6 Sepember Archennes (vic W) Brabant Belgium
8 Sep emberLouvain (vic SE) Brabant Belgium
9 Sepember Hasselt (4 mi W) Limbourg Belgium
16 Sepember Maastricht (2 mi NE) Limburg Netherlands
18 Sepember Schimmert Limburg Netherlands
19 Sepember Oirsbeek (1 mi SE) Limburg Netherlands
4 October Nieuwenhagen Limburg Netherlands
9 October Grotenrath Rhineland Germany
11 October Waubach Limburg Netherlands
11 November Palenberg (1/2 mi E) Rhineland Germany
17 November Ubach (1 mi SE) Rhineland Germany
24 November Baesweiler (1/2 mi SE) Rhineland Germany
22 December Havelange (2 mi S) Namur Belgium
25 December Mohiville (1 mi W) Namur Namur
28 December Leignon Namur Belgium
29 December Mohiville (1 mi W) Namur Belgium

1945

2 January Weris Luxembourg Belgium
7 January Fisenne Luxembourg Belgium
11 January Erpigny Luxembourg Belgium
13 January Odeigne Luxembourg Belgium
14 January St-Jean (Farm) Luxembourg Belgium
20 January Florze Liege Belgium
3 February Gulpen (1 mi W) Limburg Netherlands
24 February Aachen (2 mi NW) Rhineland Germany
27 February Mersch Rhineland Germany
28 February Garzweiler Rhineland Germany
1 MarchGlehn Rhineland Germany
2 March Heide Rhineland Germany
3 March Krefeld (4 mi S) Rhineland Germany
14 March Schiefbahn Rhineland Germany
28 March Bruckhausen Westphalia Germany
29 March Altschermbeck Westphalia Germany
30 March Hullern (1 mi E) WestphaliaGermany
31 March Walstedde Westphalia Germany
1 April Stromberg Westphalia Germany
2 April Schloss Holte Westphalia Germany
4 April Lemgo Westphalia Germany
5 April Schwobber Hannover Germany
7 April Elze Hannover Germany
10 April Soder Hannover Germany
11 April Hornburg Hannover Germany
12 April Klein Wanzleben Hannover Germany
13 April Gross Ottersleben HannoverGermany
21 April Wolfenbuttel Hannover Germany
12 April Klein Wanzleben Hannover Germany

ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT To Higher Units

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY - GROUP
Assigned AttachedAssigned Attached
24 Nov 1943 First ETOUSA
27 Nov 1943 VII First
8 Feb 1944 XIX First
12 Jun 1944 V First
18 Jul 1944 VII First
2 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
7 Aug 1944 VII First 12th
13 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
18 Aug 1944 V First 12th
19 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
28 Aug 1944 XV First 12th
29 Aug 1944 XIX First 12th
22 Oct 1944 XIX Ninth 12th
22 Dec 1944 VII First 12th Br 21st
18 Jan 1945 VII First 12th -
16 Feb 1945 XIX Ninth 12th Br 21st
4 Apr 1945 XIX Ninth 12th -
8 May 1945 - Ninth 12th
INFORMATION SOURCE www.history.army.mil

INFORMATION SOURCE Sandra Walker
PICTURE SOURCE Sandra WALKER - Frédéric LAVERNHE
TRANSLATION BY

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