HOWARD GEORGE LOUX (1920 -1961)
(CNAC 194? - 1944)
(Captain - ???)
From Gene Banning's list of 8/31/00:
"... survived crash on takeoff Dinjan, 2/18/44, plane #57."
In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, H. George Loux listed his address as:
H. George Loux
Schuylkill Haven, Penn
February 19, 2003
I didn't know George Loux but I know he wrecked a CNAC plane. Pete Goutiere or Dick Rossi may help you.
May 5, 2007
George Loux was a good looking fellow. He was in my class of PanAm (42-A). Our group of thirty pilots were hired by PanAm to ferry P-40s from Accra to Teheran for the Russians. We were all based in Accra with Pan Africa. No P-40s showed up so we became copilots on DC-3 there. That operation folded in Oct. 42. I came to India and joined CNAC. all the others returned to the States. By mid 43 some of that group started to join CNAC and George Loux was one of them. Did not take long for George to get with the booze and the Calcutta gals. Some time in 44 he had been on a party and was driving a motorbike home with a "fluzy" on the back seat!! He hit a tree and was damned near killed. He was shipped home and that was the last I heard of him. I don't know what he did when he recovered and lived back there. I guess his daughter ought to be able to fill in a lot. I don't have her address now. I know she has been to several of meetings. Try Bill Maher for that update.
All the best,
May 14, 2007
Don McBride remembers George Loux only because he got into trouble while piloting an airplane for CNAC. He had an accident . . . . . piled up an airplane while doing something rather foolish, but apparently he kept on flying with CNAC. Don doesn't remember if he survived and returned to the U.S. or not.
May 16, 2007
My name is Henry Collier. I was adopted by Franklin Collier. My birth father was Howard Loux. He and mother divorced in 1948. He (Loux) past away 10/23/61.
I would like any information I can get about Loux. I do know he re-married and had two children. A daughter, Barbara Bingenheimer a teacher in Somers Point, NJ (this was his home) and a son, George Ridgley Loux an attorney in the DC area. I've tried to contact them some years ago with no response.
George Loux did live in Philadelphia for a while. What I can give you --Howard George Loux, b. 16 August 1920, in Somers Point, NJ, died 23 October 1961 and was buried, at the Whitemarsh Memorial Cemetery in Prospectville, PA.
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