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Family Visits U.S. Pilot’s Canadian “Gravesite” 55 Years After Crash. Lt. Lamar J. Barlow died in a U.S. air force F-86 on Grouse Mountain, B.C

Tears flowed on British Columbia's Grouse Mountain Saturday as four generations of a family visited for the first time the crash site of U.S. air force F-86 jet fighter pilot Lieutenant Lamar J. Barlow.

Barlow, a 25-year-old military pilot met instant death on February 12, 1954, when his plane that was capable of travelling at the speed of sound slammed into the heavily wooded area, 2,700 feet up Grouse.

As an all-weather interceptor plane, which crossed into Canada routinely, the plane Barlow was flying was loaded with 24 rockets - four of which were never recovered. Those rockets each had the destructive equivalent of a 250-pound bomb.

The 12 family members, who live in Utah, made the hike into the old chairlift area of the B.C. resort and held an emotional ceremony on what would have been Barlow's 81st birthday.

"The coroner's report, they found very little remains left,

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Added: Jun-14-2009 
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Tags: Lieutenant Lamar J. Barlow, plane crash, F-86 jet fighter, RIP
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