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461st Bombardment Group (H)

2017 Reunion

Date - Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17

New Orleans, LA

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DoubleTree New Orleans Airport Hotel

2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

Kenner, Louisiana, 70062

Double Tree New Orleans Airport Hotel

The hotel website is:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport

Room rates are $99 plus tax and includes breakfast for up to two people per room per day and is good from September 11 - 20, 2017.

Our host hotel, the DoubleTree New Orleans Airport, is sold out and has no rooms currently available for Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.  We have contracted with the Crowne Plaza Hotel New Orleans Airport as an overflow hotel.  This hotel is located about two blocks away from the host hotel.  See the following file for reservation information at the Crowne Plaza.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

To reserve a room, it is recommended that you call (800) 222-8733 and mention the booking code BGR.  This is the fastest and easiest way to reserve a room.  IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS (for example: a room close to the elevator, a room on a lower floor, refrigerator in your room, handicap accessible room or really any other special request) please call Robin Jones at (504) 303-3040 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM CST, Monday – Friday.  About 80% of the rooms have refrigerators but if you need one, be sure to let them know.

Please reserve your room NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM CST, August 25, 2017.  Rooms may be reserved after that time at the group rate only if they’re available.  No guarantees are made after this cutoff time and date.  To insure that you get the room you want at the group rate, reserve before this time and date.  If a reservation is being made after 8/25/17, call Robin Jones at (504) 303-3040.  Any reservation may be cancelled WITHOUT PENALTY if cancellation is made 72 hours or more from the check-in date.  If a reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours, one nights room rent will be charged.

Onsite parking is plentiful and free for our Reunion.

There is a free airport shuttle that runs to and from Louis Armstrong International Airport 24 hour a day. 

2017 Reunion Itinerary

WWII Museum Tour Information

The buffet luncheon and Victory Belles live stage show are SOLD OUT. You can still tour the museum without that lunch and stage show. Lunch at the café there is very good.

WWII Museum Transportation Notes

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2017 Reunion Expenses Paid for 461st Veterans!

The 461st Association has enjoyed a very healthy cash position for many years now. The 461st Board of Directors has decided once again that the 461st Bomb Group Association will pay the cost for veterans only of the 461st to include: Registration fee, Group Dinner, Banquet and the Farewell Dinner. The only cost to the 461st veterans will be the hotel room itself and the tours.

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It is recommended that you reserve your room early.  We have a good sized room block but we ended up running out of rooms last year as too many people waited until close to the reunion time to book and no more rooms were available.  IF YOU BOOK A ROOM AND FIND LATER THAT YOU MUST CANCEL, YOU MAY DO SO WITH NO PENALTY UP TO 72 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.  So please, PLEASE, book your room now so if we run out of rooms in the block again, there will be time to add more.

If you have questions, call Dave Blake at (913) 523-4044

or E-Mail: reunion@461st.org

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Reunion Registration Form

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REUNION 2016 WAS A FANTASTIC SUCCESS!!

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Past Reunions

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Kenner 

2017 - New Orleans/Kenner, LA

The 376th, 451st, 455th, 461st, 464th, 465th, 484th, and 485th Bomb Groups met in New Orleans/Kenner, LA this year.

Vets and Mod_Vets

Kenner Proclamation

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Dallas  2016 - Dallas, TX
The 376th, 451st, 455th, 461st, 465th, 484th and 485th Bomb Groups met in Dallas, TX this year.
Veterans attending this reunion and a modified version of the same photo (Thanks to Danny Wasserman for these photos)
Kansas City, MO 2015 - Kansas City, MO
The 461st and the 484th had a joint reunion in Kansas City, MO this year and were joined by the 376th, 451st, 455th, 465th and the 485th bomb groups.
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  2014 - Oklahoma City, OK
Speakers at the reunion
Gary Sinise Tribute
Sheraton Hotel, Omaha, NE  2013 - Omaha, NE
The 461st and 484th had a joint reunion in Omaha, NE this year.  Link is a very large file.
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Radisson, Indianapolis, IN 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
The 461st and 484th had a joint reunion in Indianapolis, IN this year
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Bloomington 2011 - Bloomington, MN
The 461st and 484th had a joint reunion in Bloomington, MN this year.
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Chicago, IL 

2010 - Chicago, IL

The 461st went to Chicago, IL for its reunion this year.

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Radisson Hotel

2009 - Tulsa, OK

The 461st went to Tulsa, OK for its reunion this year.

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USAF Museum 

2008 - Dayton, OH

The 461st returned to Dayton, OH for another visit to the Air Force Museum in October 2008.

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St. Louis, MO 

2007 - St. Louis, MO

The 461st had yet another fantastic reunion in St. Louis, MO in September 2007.

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Seattle, WA 

2006 - Seattle, WA

The 461st had a great reunion in Seattle, WA in October 2006.

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Washington, DC 

2005 - Washington, DC

The 461st had a fantastic reunion in Washington, DC in October 2005.

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Louisville, KY 

2004 - Louisville, KY

In Louisville, the 461st visited Churchill Downs, took a cruise on the river and visited a horse farm.

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San Diego, CA 

2003 - San Diego, CA

San Diego in October is great and a fantastic reunion as well.

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Baltimore, MD 

2002 - Linthicum, MD

From this convenient spot, we were able to tour Baltimore and the waterfront.

Las Vegas, NV  2001 - Las Vegas, NV
Shreveport, LA  2000 - Shreveport, LA

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Omaha, NE  1999 - Omaha, NE
Boston, MA  1998 - Boston, MA

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Nashville, TN  1997 - Nashville, TN

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Salt Lake City, UT  1996 - Salt Lake City, UT

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Miami, FL  1995 - Miami, FL

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Hampton, VA  1994 - Hampton, VA

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Fresno, CA  1993 - Fresno, CA

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Dayton, OH  1992 - Dayton, OH

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Rapid City, SD  1991 - Rapid City, SD

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Tucson, AZ  1990 - Tucson, AZ

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St. Louis, MO  1989 - St. Louis, MO

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Tarrytown, NY  1987 - Tarrytown, NY

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Colorado Springs, CO  1985 - Colorado Springs, CO

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Orlando, FL  1984 - Orlando, FL
Williamsburg, VA  1983 - Williamsburg, VA
Dayton, OH  1982 - Dayton, OH
  1981 - Torrence, CA