2nd Lieutenant Walter L. Rose was born in Whitley, Kentucky. He was killed in action in a plane crash the 29th of May 1944, in the China-Burma-India Theater.
Walter Logan Rose was pilot of a fighter plane and had been overseas almost a year and a half. While a law student on the “Hill”, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Before entering the University in 1938, he attended Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens; and after leaving U.T. in 1941 was an employe of the L&N Railroad.
Picture from the University of Tennessee yearbook 1939.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 24 April 1920
- Date of death: 29 May 1944
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Etowah
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 449th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter group
- Theater: China-India-Burma Theater
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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