Lieut Francis Brown Lowry

Lieut Francis Brown Lowry

Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 26 Sep 1918 (aged 23)
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 46
Memorial ID 10589039 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant Brown was assigned to the 91st Aero Squadron and was killed in action while flying through hostile territory in France to complete an important mission. While serving as an aerial observer, his plane was shot down by German antiaircraft fire. He died in France and was originally buried in Argonne Cemetery in Romagne, France. He was moved to Fairmount cemetery in 1921. Lowry's name was first used in 1924 for an Colorado Air National Guard field. The new Lowry Field became operational in 1938. In 1948 Lowry Field became Lowry Air Force Base. The base officially closed on April 27th, 1994. In 2002 a new Elementary school opened on the property of the old base and was named the Lowry Elementary School.

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  • Maintained by: Dr. Andree Swanson
  • Originally Created by: Mike Wren
  • Added: 9 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10589039
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Francis Brown Lowry (1 Dec 1894–26 Sep 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10589039, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Dr. Andree Swanson (contributor 47094290) .