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History and Heritage

341st Missile Wing

The unit's history begins with the 341st Bombardment Group during World War II. In the 1950s it flew B-47 Stratojets. In 1961 the 341st became the nation's first Minuteman wing. Read more.

Malmstrom AFB

The base was established by the Army Air Force during World War II to train bomber crews. The Cold War made Malmstrom AFB vitally important to  national defense. Read more.

Colonel Malmstrom

Learn about the namesake of the base, Col. Einar Axel Malmstrom. Read about his Air Force career and how Great Falls Air Force Base received its new name in 1955. Read more.


The 341st Missile Wing's Historian Office writes narratives, chronologies, and special studies. Click on a preview image or the link below it to download an article.


For information about the Malmstrom Museum & Air Park, click here.