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385th BG REUNIONS

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The first reunion of the 385th Bomb Group veterans was held at the Hotel Webster in Pittsburgh, PA on August 3rd and 4th 1957.  Reunions have been held fairly regularly since then; for many years they were held every other year, more recently annually.  As the passage of time took its toll on our membership, the annual reunions were held in conjunction with the annual reunions of the national 8th Air Force Historical Society, essentially offering the opportunity to have a “reunion within a reunion” featuring some of our own activities while taking advantage of the reunion planning, administration and program of the larger national group.  From time to time, however, we choose to meet separately as we did in 2013.

This year, 2017, our reunion will be held September 27-October 1 in conjunction with the national 8thAF Historical Society reunion at the Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel in New Orleans.

For details of the 2017 National 8thAF Historical Society Reunion program, Reunion Registration and Hotel Information, please please click on the

8thAF Historical Society link on the Additional Links page of this Web Site.

Note:  You must register separately for the reunion and the hotel.  Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel.

385th Bomb Group Association Reunion

October 14-18, 2015

On Friday morning, October 16, we will hold our 385th Bomb Group Association Business Meeting, (location to be determined) from 8:30-10:00 am.  Later on Friday, we will have a “Rendezvous Dinner” for 385th BGA attendees.  Our annual Memorial Service will be part of the program at our “Rendezvous Dinner.” Details to follow.  Also, for the duration of the Reunion, the 385th BGA will host its highly popular and well patronized Hospitality Suite, hosted by Chuck Smith and Royanne Donnelly.  The Hospitality Suite will serve as Reunion HQ for 385th BGA attendees and be THE PLACE for hangar flying, story telling, and socializing.

385th Bomb Group Association Reunion

October 9-14, 2014

The 2014 385th BGA reunion was held in Nashville TN with the 8th Air Force Historical Society at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.   Chuck Smith and Royanne Donnelly once again outdid themselves hosting our hospitality suite, providing a wide range of libations and a plentiful variety of snacks.  Over the course of the reunion, the hospitality suite was our HQ and featured “hanger flying” stories and recollections.

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