Buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, St-Avold, France, J, 16, 17

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, May 12, 1945
Pfc. McKinley B. Lane was killed in action in Germany on April 26, according to word received by his family. He had been in service a little over a year and had been overseas four months. Before entering the service he was employed by the Merita Bakeries. Pfc. Lane was the son of Ben Lane and the brother of Jimmie Lane of Byington. His wife, Mrs. Bevie Fritts Lane, and their three children, Masine, Avis Fay and Arvil, live at 993 North Broadway. His mother, Mrs. Biessie Lane, and a sister, Maddie, live in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 26 April 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Byington
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division, 5th Army
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St-Avold, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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