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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

345th Bombardment Group (M)

Air Apaches -- B-25 Strafers

 

— Activated November 11, 1942 -- Deactivated November 11, 1945 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 345th Bombardment Group (M) Marker
Inscription.  

498th Squadron · Falcons • 499th Squadron · Bats 'Outa Hell
500th Squadron · Rough Raiders • 501st Squadson · Black Panthers

Bases of Operation
U.S.A.
Columbia, S.C. · Walterboro, S.C.

New Guinea
Port Moresby · Dobodura · Nadzab

Netherland Indies
Biak Island

Philippines
Dulag, Leyte · Tacloban, Leyte
San Marcelino, Luzon · Clark Field, Luzon

Ryukyus
Ie Shima

Campaigns
New Guinea • Northern Solomons • Bismar[c]k Archipelago
Southern Philippines • Luzon • Western Pacific
China • Ryukyus • Air Offensive Against Japan

3 Presidential Unit Citations

Sorties - 10,609 • Strike Sorties - 9,120
Combat Flying Hours - 58,562 • Number of Bombs Dropped - 58,171
Tons of Bombs Dropped - 6,340 • Ammunition Expended - 12,586,000
Planes Lost - 177 • Personnel Lost on Flights - 588
Total Personnel Lost - 720

----- Enemy Losses -----
260 Japanese Vessels Lost (202,600 tons)
275 Japanese Vessels Damaged (114,736 tons)
260 Japanese Planes Destroyed on Ground
107 Japanese Planes Destroyed in Air


 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 345th Bombardment Group (M) Marker on Memorial Wall
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Location. 39° 0.96′ N, 104° 51.299′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is in the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 5th Air Force Memorial (here, next to this marker); 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (here, next to this marker); Forty Third Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 38th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 69th Fighter/Fighter-Bomber/Tactical Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 90th Bomb Group (H) B-24 (Jolly Rogers) (here, next to this marker); 26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (here, next to this marker); 39th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. 345th Bomb Group Association. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 345th Bombardment Group
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. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. B-25 Mitchell Photos. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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5. 345th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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