LOWRY AFB The History

People

Original Publication:  01/06/2017  16:09
 Last Updated:  01/08/2018  05:24
Throughout    Lowry’s    history    there    have    been    many    well-known    people    associated    with    Lowry    Field…which subsequently   became   Lowry   AFB.   These   pages   serve   to   highlight   some   of   their   presence   over   the   years.   During Lowry’s   57   years   many   known   names   stop   in   to   visit.   Richard   Byrd    and   his   1925   Fokker   F.   VII   Tri-Motor   airplane “Josephine   Ford”   landed   at   Lowry   Field   in   1926.   Charles   Lindbergh    visited   Lowry   with   his   now-famous   “Spirit   of   St. Louis”   aircraft   in   1927.   1941   saw   Edgar   Bergen   and   Charlie   McCarthy    visiting   Lowry.      In   1943   the   “Brown   Bomber”   Sgt Joe   Louis    and   Cpl.   “Sugar”   Ray   Robinson    paid   a   visit   and   put   on   a   show   in   hangar   1.     Also   in   1943   Major   General   P.T. Mow ,   commander-in-chief   of   the   Chinese Air   Force,   and   his   staff   visited   to   inspect   the   detachment   of   Chinese   cadets now    in    training    at    the    department    of    armament.    In    1953    James    Stewart,    Francis    Langford,        June    Allyson, accompanied   by   her   husband   Dick   Powell,   filmed   part   of   the   Glenn   Miller   story   at   Lowry,   with   the   movie   being released   in   1954.   General   Dwight   Eisenhower   of   the   Army   and   later   as   the   president      used   Lowry   as   the   summer Whitehouse.      In   1953   President   Eisenhower   met   with   Secretary   of   State   John   Foster   Dulles    who   brought   news   of   his successful   talks   with   President   Syngman   Rhee   of   the   Republic   of   South   Korea.     Also   in   attendance   was Asst.   Secretary of   State   for   Far   Eastern Affairs   Walter   S.   Robertson   and   U.S. Ambassador   to   the   United   Nations   Henry   Cabot   Lodge.      In 1964   movie   and   TV   star   Cliff   Robertson    stopped   in   to   get   a   ride   in   a   T-33   Jet   trainer.   James   Drury    visited   Lowry   in 1964 making an appearance at “Kid’s Day” activities. 
Celebrities seen around Lowry Field
Lowry AFB The History

People

Throughout   Lowry’s   history   there   have   been   many   well-known   people associated   with   Lowry   Field…which   subsequently   became   Lowry   AFB. These   pages   serve   to   highlight   some   of   their   presence   over   the   years. During   Lowry’s   57   years   many   known   names   stop   in   to   visit.   Richard Byrd    and   his   1925   Fokker   F.   VII   Tri-Motor   airplane   “Josephine   Ford” landed   at   Lowry   Field   in   1926.   Charles   Lindbergh    visited   Lowry   with his   now-famous   “Spirit   of   St.   Louis”   aircraft   in   1927.   1941   saw   Edgar Bergen   and   Charlie   McCarthy    visiting   Lowry.      In   1943   the   “Brown Bomber”   Sgt   Joe   Louis    and   Cpl.   “Sugar”   Ray   Robinson    paid   a   visit   and put   on   a   show   in   hangar   1.      Also   in   1943   Major   General   P.T.   Mow , commander-in-chief   of   the   Chinese   Air   Force,   and   his   staff   visited   to inspect   the   detachment   of   Chinese   cadets   now   in   training   at   the department   of   armament.   In   1953   James   Stewart,   Francis   Langford,     June   Allyson,   accompanied   by   her   husband   Dick   Powell,   filmed   part of   the   Glenn   Miller   story   at   Lowry,   with   the   movie   being   released   in 1954.    General    Dwight    Eisenhower    of    the   Army    and    later    as    the president      used   Lowry   as   the   summer   Whitehouse.      In   1953   President Eisenhower    met    with    Secretary    of    State    John    Foster    Dulles     who brought   news   of   his   successful   talks   with   President   Syngman   Rhee   of the   Republic   of   South   Korea.      Also   in   attendance   was   Asst.   Secretary of    State    for    Far    Eastern    Affairs    Walter    S.    Robertson    and    U.S. Ambassador   to   the   United   Nations   Henry   Cabot   Lodge.      In   1964   movie and   TV   star   Cliff   Robertson    stopped   in   to   get   a   ride   in   a   T-33   Jet trainer.   James   Drury    visited   Lowry   in   1964   making   an   appearance   at “Kid’s Day” activities. 
Celebrities seen around Lowry Field
 Last Updated:  01/08/2018  05:24