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461st Bombardment Group (H)

2018 Bomb Groups Reunion

Date - Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16

Dayton, OH

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Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel

33 East 5th Street

Dayton, Ohio, 45402

Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotem

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Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel

Single, Double or Handicap Accessible rooms are all $114 per night (plus taxes).  Room rate includes full, hot breakfast buffet for all.  Group rates are good from September 8 through September 20, 2018.

To make your reservation, call (800) 689-5586 and mention the Bomb Groups Reunion.

All walks in this hotel are short, but if you have mobility issues, be sure and ask them to house you close to the elevators.  Handicap accessible rooms are available.  Please ask if you need these accommodations.  They won’t know your needs if you don’t tell them.

Reservations absolutely MUST be made NO LATER THAN August 16, 2018.  Reservations after that date are NOT guaranteed at the group rate and are subject to room availability.  There are no overflow hotel options available in downtown Dayton so to be sure that you get the room you want at the group rate, reserve before this date.  Any reservation may be cancelled WITHOUT PENALTY if cancellation is made 24 hours or more before the check-in date.

Complementary valet parking is available.  This is a downtown hotel.  The parking garage is across the street with a 2nd floor enclosed skywalk to the hotel.  You can leave your car at the front door, check in and they will park your car for you.  Of course you can always park yourself if you prefer.

Complimentary airport shuttle is available, but you’ll need to call the hotel in advance with your flight information to reserve a ride to the hotel. 

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2018 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 only for veterans 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 24 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