Elizabeth J. Beauregard was married to Quentin W. Blakely Sept. 20, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Shortly after their marriage, Quentin left for service in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was a Private of the 64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group. Beth moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the State Department as a secretary.
The story of the mission he was on when he was killed is told at this Website:
Brigadier General Kenneth Newton Walker, USAAC
or, for a PDF file, click here Brigadier General Walker by Peter Dunn
“It was in that spirit that he (Brigadier General Walker) was lost on January 5, 1943, during a daylight raid on Japanese shipping at Rabaul, New Britain. On March 11, 1943, Gen. Walker was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. To this day, the B-17F "San Antonio Rose" he was flying in has never been found, or the remains of its crew.” taken from Kenneth N. Walker-A Brief History Quentin was a member of its crew.
Quentin was considered Missing in Action from January, 1943 until December 12, 1945 when he was declared dead. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manilla, Phillipines.
He was awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart.