Walter Andrew Witt Jr. was born on 16 January 1927 to Walter Andrew Witt and Hazel Wilkinson.
He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 101

Seaman First Class
United States Naval Reserve

Walter Witt was admitted at the Baylor Hospital at Dallas on 19 November 1945 after an accidental airplane crash at Dallas County, Texas. He died of his injuries 30 November.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, December 1, 1945
Walter A. Witt Jr., son of Mrs. W.A. Witt of Midland Pike, and Mr. Witt, with the civil service commission in Pearl Harbor, died in a Dallas, Tex., hospital yesterday of injuries suffered Nov. 18 in an airplane crash on the outskirts of Dallas. Witt, a member of a naval training unit at Southern Methodist University, had rented a plane with a friend, Franke W. Spille, of Clarksdale, Miss., for a ride over Dallas and vicinity when the accident occurred. The cause of the accident was not determined. He is survived by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Hazen and Charles Hughes Witt, and two sisters, Geraldine and Mary Elizabeth Witth, of this city. The body will arrive in Chattanooga this afternoon and will be taken to the National Funeral Home.
Young Witt entered the service in February of this year and had been assigned to the V-5 program at SMU about a month ago, and had been taken flying lessons, his mother said.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 January 1927
  • Date of death: 30 November 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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