Guy J.C. Coulombe

Recent Address: San Bernardino, CA
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Family Info: Was a father and grandfather
Hometown: New Bedford, MA
Date Entered Service: January 26, 1944
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Bomb Group: 444th; 30th Bomb Sqdn., 19th Bomb Grp., 314 th Bomb Wing
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Squadron: 678th
Location of Unit: Tinian (May, 1945)
Missions Flown: 13
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Awards: Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf
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Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
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Date Discharged: March 26, 1946
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: 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 1, 1996 and is buried at Norte Dame Cemetery in Fall River, MA.

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