New England Air Museum
Guy J.C. Coulombe


Recent Address:

San Bernardino, CA 92404



Family Information:

Was a father and grandfather


New Bedford, MA

Date Entered Service:

January 26, 1944

Service Number:


Bomb Group:

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



Location of Unit:

Tinian (May, 1945)

Missions Flown:


Hump Missions Flown:





Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf

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Military Specialty(ies):


Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:


Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


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.


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 and is buried at Norte Dame Cemetery in Fall River, MA


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