Lowry Rush Watkins, Sr.

Submitted by: L.R. Watkins, Jr. {Son}

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Lowry Rush Watkins, Sr. was born around 1897. Lowry Watkins served in World War 1 with the United States Army Air Corps. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service


Enlisted at Fairfield,Ohio. Trained at Payne Field in Tupelo, Miss., then Kelly Field San Antonio, Texas. then Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York.

Armistice declared and he never got shipped to France.

 He trained in the Thomas Morse Scout and the Jenny, both examples in USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio. We visited it so he could show me what he flew.