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    Pilot Officer Lewis Benjamin Louden was Killed on 15/9/41 ,While piloting a 55 OTU Hurricane P3665 ,He was an American From Tacoma Washington , His Hurricane came down at Low Pittington Co-Durham ?,and is buried at Hylton Castletown Cemetery ,

    I am seeking any Information regarding this Crash and History on the Pilot , it seems the Canadians have No Service File on this Pilot, also the US does not hold any service details on Louden can anyone help me with any detail on this Incident , Thank you

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    transferred my reply to old thread where he was mentioned: Cut and paste to view.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3676-Unaccounted-airwoman-and-airmen-15-9-1941&p=85986#post85986
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 18th March 2013 at 00:47. Reason: reduce duplication
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    Hi Phill,
    Lewis Benjamin Louden had a VR number, 103469 so would not have appeared in the RCAF files, unless I have read it wrongly,
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    Dennis , Once again my thanks, i learn something new every day .

    Thanks also Roy , it was a shot in the dark with the Canadian NA , as the US suggested contacting them , i am Suspecting Louden did SFTS In Canada .

    Phill Jones

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    Hi Phill,

    I located fragments of Hurricane P3665 at the site on 5th January 2013.
    The site is Glen Moor Farm, Low Pittington, Co. Durham
    The field has been known since 1946 as 'Airplane Field'.
    The farm has been broken up and sold off, the original field has had it's boundaries removed and joined with two other fields. From old photgraphs, it is easy to distinguish the old boundaries.

    regards

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 21st March 2013 at 07:18. Reason: Typo

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    55 OTU ORB states "cause of accident unknown" and confirms the location of crash details as per Chris's post earlier today.

    Regards,

    Ian

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