Name: CW2 Robert Carl Lane (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/05/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.1
Date of Birth: 11/16/1930
Home City: Coatesville, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 478 HHC 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04E-054
Short Summary: Accident while resupplying artillery site w/ Alton Gajan. First Sky Crane casualties in 1st CAV.
Aircraft: CH-54A tail number 64-14204
Service number: W3150729
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062D = Helicopter Pilot, Medium Transport
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 16
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FORT BENNING POST CEMETERY, GA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
This information is available on CD-ROM.
Additional information is available on KIAs at http://www.coffeltdatabase.org
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021
Copyright © 1998 - 2021 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association