Historic Markers Across South Carolina



319th Bombardment Group



Marker ID: SCHM 32-17
Location: Off SC 302 on Road 378 (road leading to Columbia Metropolitan Airport)
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 56.873    W 081° 7.678
  33.94788333    -81.12796666
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Activated in 1942 and stationed here at Columbia Army Air Base February through April of 1945, the 319th participated in many W orId War II campaigns in Europe and the Pacific. The group has received numerous honors, including two Presidential Unit Citations and France´s Croix de Guerre from General Charles DeGaulle.

Erected by the 319th Bomb Group Reunion Association - 1986


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