Warrant Officer William Lane - 427 Squadron  

W/O2 William Martin Lane


W/O2 William Martin Lane RCAF came from Algonquin Island, Near Centre Island, Lake Ontario. Along with his father and brothers, he owned and ran a construction business. He was the father of four children.

The crew that he flew with consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown
P/O Jack Curtin  RCAF Pilot Oshawa,Ontario
Sgt T.Blyth  RCAF Flight Engineer  
F/O Fred R.Fisher RCAF Navigator Dundurn,Saskatchewan
F/Sgt Mel.Stuggins RCAF Bomb Aimer Galt,Ontario
F/S Charles Brazier RCAF Wireless Air Gunner  
W/O2 Harold Gorrick RCAF Air Gunner Toronto,Ontario
W/O2 William Lane  RCAF Air Gunner Algonquin Island, Ontario

The Curtin crew.

L to R : front Mel Stuggins,  Fred R Fisher,  Jack Curtin back William Lane, Harold Gorrick, Charles Brazier

One of the Lancasters  the crew flew in was Lancaster MK1-serial RA536 “Nancy”, struck off charge by the RAF on June 17th 1943 and coming to 427 squadron in February 1945 (coded ZL-N).

N-Nancy of 427 Squadron


  Photos courtesy of  Greg Lane, research by Linda Ibrom.