Gaston Coblentz


Object Number - UPL 47533 - Major Gaston Coblentz 47th BG - 86th BS - 12th AF Coblentz flew 97 combat missions. This photo is from his 1939 Harvard University Yearbook

Gaston Coblentz was a successful and well respected investment banker and writer after the war.

Graduate cum laude Hotchkiss School, 1936. Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1939. Foreign correspondent New York Herald Tribune, New York City, 1946-1963.

Partner, director Mitchell Hutchins & Company, Incorporated., New York City, 1963-1977.

Senior vice-president, director Paine Webber Mitchell Hutchins International, Incorporated., Paris, 1977-1979. Director Gaston Coblentz& Company Limited., Saint Helier, Jersey, Imperial Order of the Crown of India, 1979-1981, United Kingdom representative, 1982.
Gaston Coblentz has been listed as a noteworthy investment company executive by Marquis Who's Who.


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Units served with

A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron


Ground personnel of the 51st Fighter Group, 10th Air Force work on a P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-29264). Handwritten caption on reverse: '51 FG, 316 FS, [illegible].'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Grosetto Main


Event Location Date Description


New York, NY 8 June 1918


Fort Bragg, NC 4 November 1941


Crash Landed

Poretta Airfield, Corsica 15 August 1944 Crash landed A-20B 41-3246. The a/c was written off


Cannes, France 11 September 2001


Middle Village, Queens, New York 20 September 2001 Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA (date of burial is approximate)


Graduated Bachelor Cum Laude

Cambridge, MA Harvard University


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