131st Bomb WIng History

Aviator Capt. Charles Lindbergh, 110th Observation Squadron, 35th Division, Missouri National Guard (now 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard) poses beside the "Spirit of Saint Louis" at Robertson Field with a representation of how much fuel was required to complete his historic 33 1/2 solo flight from New York to Paris in the "Spirit of Saint Louis" on May 21, 1927.From Jennies to Stealth Bombers, the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, has had a long and illustrious record of service to the State of Missouri and the United States of America.

From natural disasters to service in World War II, the Korean War, Desert Storm, and Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn, the Citizen Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing have responded to changing world events and tasking requirements with dignity, honor and courage.

From Jennies to Jets to Stealth Bombers

In our 93rd year of continuous service to the people of Missouri and the nation!

From Jennies to jets to stealth bombers, the 131st Bomb Wing's history really began with its co-located flying squadron, now the 110th Bomb Squadron, which traces its roots back to the 110th Observation Squadron. . . .


Air National Guard: A Short Story

The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II. The men who planned and maneuvered for an independent postwar Air Force during World War II didn't place much faith in the reserves, especially the state-dominated National Guard.