Grimes, George

1944

Pictorial map of Lowry Field Denver Colorado

A P-38 Looks at Lowry Field Colorado: A cartoon map showing all principal buildings & Streets. Runways have been omitted.

DESCRIPTION: A very scarce pictorial map of Lowry Field, at the eastern edge of Denver, Colorado, from the first issue of the Lowry Field Information Handbook [1] in November, 1944. Lowry field was activated in February, 1938 as the site of the Army Air Forces Training Command [2]. From the 1980’s, Lowry Air Force Base was one of Colorado’s largest employers. Lowry AFB employed nearly 10,000 military and civilian men and women, providing an economic impact annually approaching $1 billion [3].

[1] Earliest publication was November, 1944 with a later edition of February, 1945. On the later map a telephone icon is added and locations of the telephone shelter house and telephone lounges are colored orange.
[2] Information Handbook Lowry Field (AAF Training Command). Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company. Denver. 1944. Online.
[3] https://wingsmuseum.org/about/history/. Online

CREATOR: Grimes, George

PUBLICATION DATE: 1944

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. Small separations at folds repaired from verso.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 13 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 77

PRICE: $275


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