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397th Bombardment Wing
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397th Bombardment Wing Insignia
Active 1943–1946, 1963–1968
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Bombardment
Part of Strategic Air Command
Motto(s) Custodes Libertatis "Guardians of Freedom"

The 397th Bombardment Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit, last assigned to the Strategic Air Command 45th Air Division. It was last stationed at Dow Air Force Base, Maine, and was inactivated on 25 April 1968.

It's bestowed predecessor unit, the 397th Bombardment Group was a World War II United States Army Air Forces combat organization. It deployed to Western Europe with Ninth Air Force as a medium bombardment unit equipped with B-26 Marauders. It returned to the United States during December 1945, being inactivated on 6 January 1946.

Reactivated in 1962, the 397th Bombardment Wing was a component organization of Strategic Air Command's deterrent force during the Cold War, as a strategic bombardment wing. It was inactivated with the closure of Dow AFB.

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