Lane died December 10, 2011, in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was 93.
Lane flew as an air crewman on the battleship's Kingfisher Scout planes. After the explosion blew him off the Arizona, he dog-paddled to the U.S.S. Nevada, where sailors refused to let him into a casemate -- one of the gun rooms -- because he was covered in oil. "So he closed the door and he went into the second casemate," said his daughter, Trish Anderson. "The bomb that hit the Nevada hit the first casemate and killed everybody in it.
After Pearl Harbor, Lane went on to a 30-year career in the Navy, retiring in 1969 as a Command Master Chief
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