Alan Roger Bourque
Bourque, approximately 1970
Date reported missing : 03/10/1970
Missing location (approx) :
New Orleans, Louisiana
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/28/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bourque failed to report for duty at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi on February 9, 1970. He had been transferred there for advanced training after completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas; he was supposed to serve a six-month Air National Guard tour.
He was last seen a month later, March 10, on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana during Mardi Gras. He has never been heard from again. Bourque lived in Manchester, New Hampshire at the time of his disappearance. Few details are available in his case.
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United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
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