"put me down safely in Lowery Field, Colorado"

Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado, 1945
Public DomainLowry Field, Denver, Colorado, 1945
Lowry Air Force Base, which the U.S. Air Force closed in 1994, was used for technical training and, in particular, the training of bomber crews during World War II. Located in the Colorado cities of Aurora and Denver, it opened in 1938 as Lowry Field.

Its name came from a Denver native, Second Lieutenant Francis Lowry, who had been shot down by German antiaircraft fire while he was performing the duties of forward artillery observer during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in World War I.