Capt. Allan W. Wall Sr.

ROCKPORT — Captain Allan Warren Wall, Sr., 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at his home in Rockport, after a brief illness.

Known by his family and friends as Warren, he was born in Rockport, June 29, 1919. The son of Weston W. and Lena Ellis Wall, Warren attended Rockport schools graduating as valedictorian in 1936. During the Depression, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp., helping to build the road on Cadillac Mountain. In 1940, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and became a licensed mechanic. Chasing his passion, Warren enlisted in the Blackland Army flying school in 1942 where he received his wings.

He married Marion McDermott of Camden in 1943.

Warren served in the Burma-India-China theatre during World War II, flying cargo over the Himalayas into China. He was awarded the Air Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Distinguish Flying Cross with an oak leaf cluster, and the China War memorial medal given by the Republic of China.

After the war, Warren flew for 36 years as a commercial pilot for TWA, retiring in 1982. During that period, he made his home in Braintree, Mass. Warren enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and treasured moments with his great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Allan, who died in 1972.

Warren is survived by his wife Marion; sister, Patricia Latimer; sons, Douglas of Harrison and Robert of Rockport, Mass.; six grandchildren; and his seven great-grandsons.

Interment will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Rockville Cemetery. A reception will follow at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home’s 104 Limerock Reception facility.

To share a memory or condolence with Warren’s family, please visit his online Book of Memories at Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in Warren’s name to: Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice Care, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Please follow and like us: