Sgt Walter Doyle Roquet

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Sgt Walter Doyle Roquet

  • Birth 17 Mar 1920 Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 3 Sep 1948 England
  • Burial Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 19586046

Direct descendent of Thomas Axtell (1619-1646)
Direct descendent of Thomas Wellman (1620-1672)

4th Great grandson of Revolutionary War Veteran Cap Jacob Wellman and Jenny Jane Johnson

3rd Great Grandson of Revolutionary War Veterans Thomas Axtell and wife Rebecca French and Abraham Wellman and wife Rebecca Pearson.

Great, Great Grandson of Daniel Axtell and Jane Wellman

Great Grandson of Fanny Axtell Yeoman and Richard Yeoman, Frederick and Katherina Roquet

Grandson of Margaret J Yeoman Roquet and Lewis Cole Roquet

Son of Walter Arthur Roquet and Carrie Allman Roquet


Tucson Daily Citizen
Page 1
Saturday Evening
September 4, 1948

Young Tucson Wife Mourns the
Death of Husband in Holland

Mrs. Walter Doyle Roquet, wife of the Davis-Monthan sergeant who died in Holland Saturday after parachuting from a B-29, was resting under a doctor's care at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Livingston, of 3006 East Linden street. With her, was her infant daughter, Donna.

The Linvingstons said Mrs. Roquet learned of her husband's fatal injury through newspaper reports and was especially upset because she had not been informed first by the air force. "We don't even know officially that he's dead," the Livingstons said.

Mrs. Roquet, the former Virginia Rae Fisk, was born in Benson. She is 21 years old and graduated from Tucson high school in January, 1947. She and her husband lived at 88 Consolidated Dwellings.

Mrs. Rqouet's first word of the plane disaster came with Friday afternoon's newspaper, which reported that Sgt. Roquet was one of the 11 crew members of the B-29 which caught fire on a mock bombing mission. The Livingstons said Mrs. Roquet spent a night of anxiety, not knowing what had happened to her husband.

The young couple was married at Davis-Monthan airbase by Chaplain Maj. John Burgess, Mar. 1, 1947. On the marriage license record at that time, Sgt. Roquet gave his age as 26 and his birthplace as Fremont, Ia.

Mrs. Carrie (Walter A.) Roquet, the sergeant's mother, telephoned here from her home in Fremont, Saturday morning to say that she had heard the news of the accident over the radio, the Livingstons reported. She had no official notice of her son's death.

Sgt. Roquet attended Fremont high school. He had been in the army and the air force since 1941.

**THIS IS JUST ONE OF A DOZEN PLUS ARTICLES WRITTEN NATIONWIDE REGARDING THE DEATH OF WALTER D ROQUET**


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Inscription

WALTER DOYLE ROQUET
IOWA
TECH SGT 20 AF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II
MAR 17 1920 SEP 3 1948


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  • Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
  • Added: 28 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19586046
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Walter Doyle Roquet (17 Mar 1920–3 Sep 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19586046, citing Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by InSearchOf (contributor 47282406) .