John and Dorothy Broger stand beside the S.S. Lane Victory. John is about to leave for a journey to China and points beyond, in search of opportunities for broadcasting the gospel. The May 1946 Far East Broadcaster gives account of the departure, and reports that John arrived in Shanghai on April 17 (1946). The Lane Victory was one of thousands of "Victory" and "Liberty" freighters operated by the merchant marine during WWII. As of 2008, this ship was still operational out of San Pedro, California, preserved as a WWII monument.