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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

Carmen Miranda
Alice Faye
Don Wilson
Don Ameche
Ted Weems