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Lieut Robert Jean Boucher
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Birth: May 14, 1938
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1963
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Ex-Tucsonian , Involved In Crash, Is Sought
SPOKANE, Wash. ľUPI- Search was intensified today after the report of an Air Force investigating team that 1st Lt. Robert J Boucher, 25, of Spokane and formerly of Tucson, definitely was not in the wreckage of his jet fighter plane.
A civilian search party which reached the wreckage on Windy Peak west of Tonasket Saturday reported it found no sign of Boucher, but military officials still feared he could be in the burned and partly buried plane.
The missing pilot, a former University of Arizona student, is the son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Leo Boucher, 10762 N. Highlands Drive and brother of Joseph Jr, of 4207 E Sylvane Drive.
Lt Col Charles Nelson Jr., commander of the Washington Air National Guard fighter-interceptor wing, said the Air Force team found the F-89 jet had been in a steep dive when it crashed. This indicates that Boucher should be close to the plane.
The investigators felt that if Boucher had not been able to leave the plane above 12,000 feet his chances of getting his parachute open before hitting one of the 6,000 foot mountains were slim.
Boucher's radar observer, 1st Lt Rollin J Deschance, 27, Spokane, bailed out of the stricken plane at 30,000 feet and said the jet may have been starting to dive then. It was traveling near the speed of sound.
More than 25 aircraft and ground parties totaling about 20 men continued the search which entered its seventh day at daybreak
With one of the ground parties were Boucher's brother, of Tucson and his part coyote dog.
About two feet of snow was on the ground in most of the rugged north-central Washington area where the search was being conducted. Clouds lay over the eastern section but the western section was clear.
Tucson Daily Citizen
21 November 1963

Seat Found, Search On for Lost Pilot
The discovery last week of his ejection seat has spurred a renewal of the search for the body of Lt Robert Boucher. . .
Tucson Daily Citizen
29 September 1964

Rites Scheduled for Lt Boucher
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at the Arizona Mortuary for Lt Robert J Boucher, a former Tucson jet fighter pilot whose remains were discovered last week in Washington after he had been missing 11 years.
A memorial service will be held at 9 am tomorrow at the mortuary, . . .
Tucson Daily Citizen
16 October 1974

OBITUARY
BOUCHER, LT Robert J (Bob) of Tucson, Survived by son Robert JBoucher, Jr., Sacramento, Calif.: parents Mr & Mrs Leo Boucher, of Tucson; brother, Joseph Boucher, Nogales, Arizona; sister Theresa (Terr) Boucher of Tucson; 2 nephews, Brett & Robbin & niece, Breana. Rosary will be said Wednesday, 7:30 pm, October 16 & services Thursday, 9 am, October 17 in the ARIZONA MORTUARY EASTSIDE CHAPEL, 4501 E 1st St. The Air Force National Guard will provide military honors.
Tucson Daily Citizen
15 October 1974
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Leo Boucher (1904 - 1995)
  Mary Nalda Gauthier Boucher (1908 - 1995)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Leo Boucher (1928 - 2007)*
  Lorraine T. Boucher (1930 - 2002)*
  Robert Jean Boucher (1938 - 1963)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Lawn Palms Cemetery & Mortuary
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Don Stowell
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
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Lieut Robert Jean Boucher
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Lieut Robert Jean Boucher
Added by: Don Stowell
 
Lieut Robert Jean Boucher
Added by: Don Stowell
 
 
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