Click here for our updated list of 345th Bomb Group Association Officers and Squadron Representatives.


A new book is out documenting recues made by U.S. submaries during WWII. "Save Our Souls", by Douglas E. Campbell, includes the rescue of 501st plane 993 on 8/11/45. A link to purchase this book has been added to our Links and Resources page here.



See video of the 345th being honored at the South Carolina/Arkansas football game on the Flikr 345th BG Reunion Page



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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 5/30/2016.

We are saddened to report the passing of Lt. Col. Vic Tattleman, original cadre of the 498th squadron. Click here for the obituary.

The February 2016 Newsletter is now available here.

The November 2015 Newsletter is now available here.