Ludowitz, Thomas “Tom”

Thomas Ludowitz 1946
Thomas Ludowitz 1946
Photo of Bob Haynes and Tom Ludowitz taken by Dick Gardner (circa 1947) at the burned out Mt. Lowe Hotel.
Photo of Bob Haynes and Tom Ludowitz taken by Dick Gardner (circa 1947) at the burned out Mt. Lowe Hotel.
Tom Ludowitz Glider
This is Tom Ludowitz in the war surplus glider that his brother Jack bought after his discharge from the army. Tom and Jack used to fly this plane mostly at either Lake Mirage up in the Mojave Desert or at Torrey Pines before that area had a couple of golf courses and was still an abandoned military base and used occasionally for sports car races. Tom invited me to go with him a couple of times on glider flights but basically I was kind of chicken.
This photo was taken by Richard Gardner on Mt. Lowe at the site of the burned out hotel that was operated by the Mt. Lowe Railway in the early years of the 20th Century. Richard recalls that back in the middle 40s you could hike to the site along the old railroad right of way, and that is what they did just before the photo was taken. He can't recall the names of their dates (he believes they are not Mar-Ken students – does anyone recognize them?), but the guys are Tom Ludowitz, class of '46 on the left, and Bob Haynes on the right.
This photo was taken by Richard Gardner on Mt. Lowe at the site of the burned out hotel that was operated by the Mt. Lowe Railway in the early years of the 20th Century. Richard recalls that back in the middle 40s you could hike to the site along the old railroad right of way, and that is what they did just before the photo was taken. He can’t recall the names of their dates (he believes they are not Mar-Ken students – does anyone recognize them?), but the guys are Tom Ludowitz, class of ’46 on the left, and Bob Haynes on the right.

Thomas Ludowitz “Tom”

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Tom Ludowitz is Bob Ludowitz’s cousin.

Tom attended Mar-Ken School from March 1944 to June 1946, when he graduated. He appears in the 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbook as a Junior.

Tom was editor of the Mar-Ken Journal.

From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Junior Biographies”:
Tom Ludowitz
Born – Oct. 28, 1927
Greatest talent – playing phonograph records
Favorite saying – No, Bob!
Principal occupation – golf
Chief characteristic – drinking cokes
Favorite food – chop suey
Destiny – archaeology

Tom was a member of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.

From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Tom Ludowitz
Copyright: Everett, Washington
Introduction: Tom is usually very seriously minded, but he is a lot of fun.
Forward: To become a famous pilot
Illustrations: Is determined to get that glider up or know the reason why. Likes all music.
Glossary: Oh!!!!
Can you imagine Tom not talking about gliders?