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About Us
Updated 21-October-2023

The 57th Bomb Wing Association is a nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to preserve the history and the memory of the men who served in the 57th Bomb Wing during World War II, and to promote appreciation of their accomplishments to the general public. The 57th Bomb Wing consisted of the 310th, 319th, 321st and 340th Bomb Groups, who fought in the
European-African-Middle Eastern (EAME) Campaign.

The echelon delineated below portrays the squadrons and groups that made up the 12th Army Air Force's 57th Bomb Wing.

The 57th Bomb Wing was a command composed of B-25 Mitchell medium bombers. Their combat history began as early as the first landings in North Africa in November, 1942. Descendant organizations of some 57th Bomb Wing Groups still exist today, some having fought in the Viet Nam conflict, others control satellites and spacecraft. The men of the 57th helped build the strong foundation from which the awesome force of the modern US Air Force has developed.

The Wing consisted of four Bombardment Groups which, in turn, contained four Squadrons as follows:

The 310th Bombardment Group
379th Squadron, 380th Squadron, 381st Squadron and the 428th Squadron

The 319th Bombardment Group
437th Squadron, 438th Squadron, 439th Squadron and the 440th Squadron

The 321st Bombardment Group
445th Squadron, 446th Squadron, 447th Squadron and the 448th Squadron

340th Bombardment Group
486th Squadron, 487th Squadron, 488th Squadron and the 489th Squadron

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