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A Tradition Since 1942


The 388 Bomb Group association was formed to insure the accomplishments and sacrifices of the men and women of the 388th are remembered.


We welcome members of the 388 FBW (Korea) the 388 TFW (VietNam) and the 388 FW (today).


Mr. Dave Sarson

The 388th BG Association has loss a gem. Please read his tribute created by the Eastern Daily Press.


388th Database Has Moved

We've recently needed to relocate the 388th Database maintained by our historian. You can now locate the database at:


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For Three Years ...

Our squadrons were the 560th, 561st, 562nd and 563rd.
The 388th BG was activated December 24, 1942 at Gowan Field just outside of Boise, Idaho. After going to England in the summer of 1943 and helping win the war there, they returned to Sioux Falls Army Air Field, SD and prepared to deploy to the Pacific. When the Pacific war ended the group was inactivated on August 28, 1945.

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