George Stephen Rose, #220, 1955 – 1975

George Rose was a member of the Erie Composite Squadron, Pennsylvania Wing, and the first Spaatz recipient in that squadron. He attended Cadet Officer School in 1973. While representing Parks College at an intercollegiate flying meet in Santa Fe, NM, he and a friend were in an airplane crash. They had gotten up early that morning to go sightseeing and get in some last-minute practice. The crash occurred Wednesday, 1618 April, 1975. The red-and-white Cessna they were flying was found three days later with no survivors.

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  1. Aaron Kahn - Jul 30, 2014

    According to the NTSB website, the accident occurred on the 16th of April.

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