2nd Lt. Francis Lowry Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 42.518 W 104° 53.787
13S E 508876 N 4395424
Quick Description: Memorial dedicated to 2nd Lt. Francis Lowry and all those who served in WWI
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2009 8:52:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM5RRH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:

Francis Brown Lowry was born in Denver on December 1, 1894. Despite bad weather Lieutenant Lowry, an aerial observer, and his pilot had attempted a photo-reconnaissance mission important to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. (The Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the final offensive of World War I.) Second Lieutenant Brown died September 26, 1918 when his plane was shot down over enemy lines near Crepion, France, by German antiaircraft fire.

He was originally buried in Argonne Cemetery in Romagne, France. In 1921 his remains were transferred to Denver's Fairmount Cemetery, adjacent to the land that was to become Lowry Field. Lowry's name was first used for an airfield in 1924, when the Colorado Air National Guard dedicated an installation in the vicinity of 38th Avenue and Dahlia Street, east of the present-day Park Hill Golf Club. This installation served the Guard until 1938 when it was inactivated. The new field was named Lowry Field on 11 March 1938 in honor of Second Lieutenant Francis Lowry.

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Dawn to Dusk, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Statue

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