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, 16
18 April, 1975. The red-and-white Cessna they were flying was found three days later with no survivors.