Hamlin Poyas “Hammie” Lowry was born on 6 January 1918 at Douglas, Georgia, the son of Orlanda Raymond Lowry and Marie Eloise Marvin.
Died 4 January 1944
Buried at Stokes Cemetery, Walterboro, SC

Flight Officer
338th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force

Aircraft B-17F with serial number 42-5953 was on an operational mission to Munster, Germany. It collided with aircraft #42-30518. Both planes went down near Lingen, Germany. All crewmembers of aircraft #42-5953 were killed.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt George Lafayette Davis
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Lester Loyd Guderian
Navigator, 2nd Lt Julius Otto Flusche
Bombardier, F/O Hamlin Poyau Lowry
Radio Operator, T/SGt Alfonso John Salvagna
Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt Kermit Oliver Lansrud
Ball Turret Gunner, S/Sgt John Wesley Shue Jr.
Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt James Willard Golden
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Nicholas Michael Tolian
Tail Gunner, Sgt Alexander Korolchuk

The State, South Carolina, 15 July 1949
Funeral services for F-O Hamlin P. Lowry, 26-year-old bombardier who was killed in action January 4, 1944, while on a flight over Muenster, Germany, were conducted from the Stokes cemetery near Henderdsonville by the Rev. Peter Stokes. Officer Lowry was with the Eight Air Force and assigned to a B-17 group which was based in England. He was on his fifth mission when he lost his life. He had been in service for two years. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Marie Marvin Lowry of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two brothers, O. Raymond Lowry Jr., of  Morristown, Tenn., and J.W. Lowry of Chattanooga, Tenn., and a nephew and a niece. Officer Lowry was a member of the St. Andrews Methodist church of Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Rank: Flight Officer
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 January 1918
  • Date of death: 4 January 1944
  • County: Greene
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 338th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Stokes Cemetery, Walterboro, SC
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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