Reunion Update:

Hello 345th Friends and Family. After two postponements because of Covid-19, we are forging ahead with plans for a reunion this spring. Our 345th Bomb Group Association reunion will be held April 29, 30, and May 1 in San Antonio, TX. Details will be forthcoming in The Strafer. If you want to make sure you are on The Strafer mailing list for the information, if you have any questions, or you just want to let us know you are interested, please send an email to with "Reunion 2022" in the subject line. Nearly 20 people have already indicated their interest in attending, so we think we will have a great turnout. We know you will want to join us on our day trip to Fredericksburg where we will dedicate a plaque to the 345th.

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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 February 21, 2022.

The February 2022 Newsletter is now available here.

The July 2021 Newsletter is now available here.

The August 2020 Newsletter is now available here.

Please contact us if you have newsletters from 2009 or 2014.