Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Hours:
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (860) 623-3305

Admission:
Adults 12 & Up $12.00
Children 4-11 $6.50
3 & Under Free
Seniors 65 & Up $11.00

New England Air Museum
Guy J.C. Coulombe

 

Recent Address:

San Bernardino, CA 92404

Email:

 

Family Information:

Was a father and grandfather

Hometown:

New Bedford, MA

Date Entered Service:

January 26, 1944

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

444th; 30th Bomb Sqdn., 19th Bomb Grp., 314 th Bomb Wing

Squadron:

678th

Location of Unit:

Tinian (May, 1945)

Missions Flown:

13

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sgt

Crew Type:

 

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

March 26, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

Returned for six months active duty in 1948 escorting war dead. Also continued his post-war affiliations with the USAF Reserve, the New York Guard, and as an officer of the California State Military Reserve.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Founded CHK Engineering and Coulombe and Sons. He was an accomplished and respected builder, engineer, designer, actor, artist.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

His fondest memory was his last mission, dropping supplies to POW camps just after the surrender.

Comments:

At this death he was a recognized authority on minority military history assigned to the California Center for Military history. He received a posthumous promotion to full Colonel by Governor Wilson.

Mr. Coulombe passed away July 1st 1996.

 


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