Harold Gamaliel Lowe
|Lowe Family Line|
|William Rawdon Kendull Lowe||(family)|
|Harold Gamaliel Lowe|
|0||Oda Lena Skidmore|
- 12 Feb 1929
- Gray, Knox Co., Kentucky
- 17 Oct 2009
- Pahrump, Nevada
- A short tale of Christmas cheer. (Harold Gamaliel Lowe used the pen name "Thad Lowe".)
From Susan Cox 24-Oct-2014
My Dad never talked about his service during the war other than to say he was part of the "black widow brigade" that helped fool the Germans as to the location of the D-Day landing. In my research I have not found such a group -- though there is a really interesting documentary on another group during WWII that were assigned to use theatrics, radio and other means to fool the Germans.
I also understand that my dad enlisted 2X - during WWII when he was too young to serve (his dad lied for him so he could get in), and then later again when he was older. I understand there were some issues with his pension that had to be worked out because of that. I recall he said he was in the 101st airborne (the same unit my brother then served with).
I also recall a story of him being injured and that is why he was discharged. He said he slipped in the mess hall -- but you know my dad and his stories. There was something about testing thermal equipment in the North... And I think that is all the bits and pieces I know. We should probably add this to the wiki.
I would love to find his service number and see if we could get his service record to verify any of this.
I always had the sense that my dad was a spy. I remember him having German medals from WWII. I can easily imagine he just collected them. It is possible they are still in storage with my step mother
- Email from Susan Cox, 24-Oct-2014
- "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHY-LYZ2 : accessed 24 August 2015), Harold G Lowe, 1929; citing Birth, Knox, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
Harold Gamaliel Lowe, birth certificate