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Clipping hand dated Aug 18, 1944

Redkey Sergeant Awarded D.F.C. for Attacking Germany

 

An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station, England, Aug 18 - Pictured beside his waist gun on the B-17 Flying Fortress, "Piccadilly Ann", is Staff Sergeant Forest L. Lowry, 22, of Redkey, Ind., who has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for "extra ordinary achievement" during the current Eighth Air Force attacks on industrial targets in Germany and France and Wehrmacht installations in Normandy.

 

The Redkey gunner is a veteran of numerous missions to targets that form the nerve center of the German war machine and was among the first Americans to bomb industrial targets in Berlin in daylight.

 

The official citation read, in part, "The courage, coolness, and skill displayed by Sgt. Lowry on al occasions reflect the greatest credit on himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."

 

The son of Mr. Orie E. Lowry of Redkey, Sgt. Lowry was graduated from Redkey High School.  Prior to entering the Army Air Forces in September, 1942, he was employed as a glass worker by the Indiana Glass Company in Dunkirk.