In recognition of the risk posed by the Covid-19 Delta variant to those planning to attend the 345th Bomb Group Association 2021 Reunion in San Antonio in October, we have elected to move the reunion to spring, 2022. The reunion will be held from April 29, 30, and May 1, 2022, at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. As planned, we will travel to Fredericksburg to attend the dedication of a plaque to the 345th. Further information will be forthcoming on the website, Facebook page, and in the next edition of The Strafer. Please direct any questions to Mary Roby, President, at

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:

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"Recent News" has been updated on July 22, 2021.

The July 2021 Newsletter is now available here.

The August 2020 Newsletter is now available here.

The March 2020 Newsletter is now available here.

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