Bertrand Coulombe

Military
media-24235.jpeg UPL 24235 The crew of 379th Bomb Group's "Ye Olde Pub." Left to right standing: S/Sgt. Bertrand "Frenchy" Coulombe, Sgt. Alex Yelesanko, T/Sgt. Richard Pechout, S/Sgt. Lloyd Jennings, T/Sgt. John "Hugh" Eckenrode, and S/Sgt. Sam Blackford. Left to right kneeling: 2nd Lt. Charles "Charlie" Brown, 2nd Lt. Spencer "Pinky" Luke, 2nd Lt. Al Sadok, and 2nd Lt. Robert Andrews.

Unassociated John Eckenrode because he was the wrong one

Object Number - UPL 24235 - The crew of 379th Bomb Group's "Ye Olde Pub." Left to right standing: S/Sgt. Bertrand "Frenchy" Coulombe, Sgt. Alex Yelesanko, T/Sgt. Richard...

Flew on B-17 'Ye Olde Pub', pilot was Charles Brown. The plane was so damaged that the German pilot Franz Stigler, felt so sorry for the crew and stayed with them and directed them toward England. Years later after the war they met at a 379th BG Reunion

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Sgt. Hugh Eckenrode, tail gunner of B-17 'Ye Olde Pub'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 527th Bomb Squadron 379th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 33237423
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ye Olde Pub
  • Unit: 527th Bomb Squadron 379th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Carol Dawn
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron 527th Bomb Squadron

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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