ARTHUR S. LANE, JR., ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: October 12, 1942
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1943 Lane LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

ARTHUR STANLEY LANE, JR.

Ansonia, Connecticut

A true Connecticut Yankee with salt-water in his veins, Art was a seafaring man long before he pulled an oar in those memorable plebe summer cutter drills. We've never quite decided whether he would have done better in Hollywood or before the mast, but he's made a flying start towards success in the latter, with Pensacola as the next goal. The line he handed the academic departments has worked as smoothly as the one he employed with the fair sex, and these assets, combined with the bearing and manner of a gentleman, make him a welcome addition to any company. Here's hoping we'll be shipmates again, Art.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Ensign Lane was one of 48 crew aboard USS Duncan (DD-485) killed in action, during the Battle of Cape Esperance when the destroyer engaged a superior Japanese force while providing screening for transport ships in the Guadalcanal campaign.

His father was listed as next of kin.


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