We're sorry to announce the 2020 reunion has been cancelled due to Covid.


Another Air Apache is featured in a new book by Dr. James A. Shaw. Major Howard Brigham of the 498th squadron is one of two pilots who's experiences during WW2 are documented. Follow this link for additional information and a link for ordering "Unsung Heroes".


Jay A. Stout's new book, "Jayhawk: Love, Loss, Liberation, and Terror Over the Pacific" is now listed in our books section. Follow this link to order through Amazon.

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Welcome to the 345th Bomb Group's Website.


The 345th Bomb Group was first activated at Columbia Army Air Base, SC, in November 1942. The "Air Apaches" were the first full Air Force combat Group sent the Pacific in World War II and flew the B-25 Mitchell. Shortly after arriving in theater their B-25's were converted to "strafer's", making them a low level ground and shipping attack plane.


The Unit was awarded four United States Distinguished Unit Citations and is one of the most decorated units of WWII.


Read more about our Group here.

The 345th BG is made up of four squadrons:

Resent Web Updates

"Recent News" has been updated on September 14, 2020.

The August 2020 Newsletter is now available here.

The March 2020 Newsletter is now available here.

The November 2019 Newsletter is now available here.

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