John Shelby Rose was born in Alabama, son of Benjamin Rose and Sarah Rose Holbert.
Killed in Action 1 April 1944 at Bourgogne-Fresne in France.

Staff Sergeant
328th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group

S/Sgt Rose enlisted on 2 December 1942 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. He was a crew member of aircraft B-24 with serial number 42-40983.

Crew members
1st Lt Joseph M. Roznos
2nd Lt Franklin B. Caldwell
2nd Lt Taddeus C. Johnson Jr.
S/Sgt Henry Vogelstein
T/Sgt Frank O. Dinkins
S/Sgt Harold L. McNew
Sgt Edward J. Miller Jr.
S/Sgt Charles H. Waldmann Jr.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 19 August 1944
S/Sgt John S. Rose, son of Mrs. Sarah R. Emerling, Hixson, Route 2 was listed killed in action. Sgt Rose enlisted in the air corps in November, 1942 and went overseas in Novemer, 1943. He was previously reported missing in action since April 19, and the War Department informed his mother Aug. 7, that Sgt. Rose was killed in action on April 19. The Air Medal for meritorious achievement in aerial combat against the enemy was awarded to Sgt. Rose, who was 21 years of age. He has three brothers, Thomas Rose, U.S. Army, who is now spending a furlough at home; Hillery Franklin Rose, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Lee Roy Rose, Soddy; one sister, Mary Smith of Jasper, Tenn., and grandmother, Mrs. Jerusha Dixon of Daisy.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 May 1923
  • Date of death: 1 April 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Hixson
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 328th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Smith Cemetery, Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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