|Location: Denver, Colorado
Total Acreage: 1,866 Acres
Closed: September 1994
The first “Lowry Field” was established in 1926 when an airstrip was built about two miles west of what was then known as Stapleton Airfield. The original Lowry Field, as well as Lowry Air Force Base, was named in honor of Lt. Francis Brown Lowry, Colorado's World War I Aerial Observer who lost his life on his 33rd flight mission as an artillery spotter.
The site for what became Lowry AFB was selected in 1935. State and local officials contacted the War Department urging consideration of Denver as the location for its new airfield and training base.
The Buckley Annex was the remaining military installation after the "Whole Base Transfer" of Lowry AFB in 2006.