Denver Neighborhoods – Lowry

“Lowry was once an Air Force Base. Which named on 11 March 1938 in honor of Second Lieutenant Francis Lowry whose plane was shot down by German antiaircraft fire in World War I in which he flew as a forward artillery observer on 26 September 1918. Despite bad weather Lieutenant Lowry and his pilot in their Salmson 2A2 had attempted a photo-reconnaissance mission important to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive over Crepion, France. Lowry, who came from a prominent Denver family, was the first Denver aviator killed in wartime. He is buried in Fairmont Cemetery adjacent to the former Air Force Base.”



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