2nd Lieutenant Walter Logan Rose was born in Corbin, 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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